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.
   Silent screams are the worst.    These are the lessons we learn;
6 hours 27 min ago
Nobody is okay But maybe thats okay for now because We are not by ourselves.
1 day 3 hours ago
Today I'm not me, I feel a bit odd My head is broken and my fears are gone I feel no more pain I shed no more tears 
1 day 23 hours ago
by Ariel Douglas (10 November 2014)   Your body is broken and bleeding
3 days 34 min ago
by Ariel Douglas (14 November 2014)   To you it's an opportunity To end the life we love
3 days 37 min ago