A former student of mine has a support group on Facebook, to provide support but also raise awareness about suicide, self-harm and depression. I am so proud of the work he is doing. It is the kind of thing I hope my kids never need but live in the kind of community where people do these kinds of things. And I hope they grow up empowered to work to make a difference like this!
March 1, 2009, there willl be a Suicide/Self-harm/Depression Awareness & Support Day in Newton, MA.
I hope this blog gets more traffic before then so someone might learn about it here. ;-)