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.
Life in our world goes around and around each day, bringing new tragedies to our doorsteps.
15 hours 49 min ago
Don't look into the past Don't look for things that gone 
18 hours 12 min ago
Depression is like that younger sibling you always had to share your toys with
19 hours 38 min ago
The tub fills, the pain runs deep I sit in this tub and began to weep Emotions bottled up inside with nowhere to go 
1 day 20 hours ago
There us two horrible things you can expierence, During your teen years One is young heart break
2 days 16 hours ago