Slam for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday, August 11, 2014; the most likely cause of death is suicide. Another person’s death is always a shock to the system, but for many of us this death is particularly troubling — not only because Williams was a constant presence in our favorite movies growing up, but because of his warm nature and sense of humor. We don’t expect someone so bright and funny to commit suicide.

If you’re feeling sad or scared or any kind of way, we want to hear about it! Tell us which of Robin Williams’ roles touched your life most. Or let us know what it’s like for you or a loved one to struggle with mental illness or suicide — and how we can support someone who’s going through a lot.

Need some inspiration? Check out our action guides on: 

Mental Health and Suicide Awareness and Prevention. No matter what, don’t squash your thoughts and emotions… slam them!

And hey, if you or somebody you know needs help or is in danger, reach out:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (24/7)

National Hopeline: 800-442-4673 (24/7)

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
this pain deep down inside  the wind full of love and crys  the amount of times i have lied
1 day 36 min ago
Depression.  I'm trapped, I can't get out of bed, I don't have any motivation. Why am I like this? 
3 days 21 hours ago
Waves crashing into my walls, tearing them down. For the better- or the worse?
5 days 23 hours ago
i always want you to remember the signs  given the many times they've appeared before 
6 days 20 hours ago
She sits there Her arms Red  Scratching Trying to draw
1 week 3 hours ago