Mental Illness and Suicide Awareness

Q&A with Travis O., Creator of the Mental Illness and Suicide Awareness FB page

What made you start this fb page?

I started the Mental Illness and Suicide Awareness page after my friend, Shawn, lost his battle with anxiety and depression. I wanted to make a difference so I started the Facebook page.

What’s the most important thing you want people to know about your page?

This page is for anyone seeking help. It’s to let people know they are not alone.

What advice would you give to someone struggling with mental illness or suicide?

I would tell them to get professional help and get on the right medication if they needed it. I would tell them they are not alone and things will get better.

Who can they reach out to?

They can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or they can chat online if they don’t want to call.

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