Friday, November 8, 2019

Support Six Feet Over at A State of Inspiration

Suicide is hard to talk about. It is sad, hard to deal with and has effected more of us than we want to admit. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States taking the lives of 44,965 Americans each year. In the US, someone dies by suicide every 12 minutes. Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds. The suicide rate has increased by double over the last twenty years and right now it shows no signs of stopping. This means that we have to do something. We have to break the stigma around suicide and start talking about it. Something that the crew over at Six Feet Over is able to do flawlessly wherever they are.

We have watched SFU aka Suck it Suicide pop up at every event this year to talk to the community and get them engaged. They always have a gathering of people around their table because they are great people who love to talk, share their stories, and talk about how hard life can be. They aren't afraid to jump right in and make sure that everyone has the resources that they need to take care of themselves and the people that they love and they are doing this by reaching groups of people that no one else has been able to reach. One of the reasons they are so successful is that they aren't afraid to get into it. They post up at events like Dally in the Alley and DIY and talk to people. They aren't the type of organization that puts up a mission statement, collects some donations, and pays the rent. They are out there making a difference at 11 p.m. on a hot Summer weekend when people need someone to talk to. Their commitment is inspiring, their hands-on approach is actually making a difference, and their hard work is more necessary than ever.

Six Feet Over is hosting an unforgettable evening on December 6th to celebrate all that they have done while raising money for everything else they still want to accomplish. They are hosting a walking dinner and #localshopping experience at The Rust Belt Market that will invite photos experiences raffles and more. You can learn more about their benefit and buy tickets to attend the party here. You can learn more about Six Feet Over here and you can donate any amount that you can spare to help them by clicking here. No one wants to lose someone to suicide so let's open up the conversation and support this great group so that we can keep the information flowing to prevent anyone from feeling alone in the dark times.


No comments:

Post a Comment