This weekend I had a conversation with a great friend that was very honest with me about her perception of mental illness and suicide, she didn’t understand why so much importance was evolved on #RobinWilliams death until she read my post explaining that mental health illness is a medical condition. She didn’t realize the validity of this, but reaching out to her & educating the severity of mental health illness and the stigma that surrounds it change her perception. As the subject was brought up in her place of employment she was able to share my story to her co-workers. She thank me and said she will never mind the amount of info I post on her newsfeed because education is important, and our community needs to be informed about mental health just as much as its informed about any other medical disease. I’m glad to know that she’s able to share my story and will join us on 9-6-14 to continue helping others and keep breaking the stigma of Suicide. Please join our efforts with Team Lifesavers to save lives. #zerosuicide #suicideprevention #runforlife2014
Team name: Lifesavers
Run for Life
Team deadline is August 25th (you can still register for a team after that, but it will be at the non-discounted $35 price)Online registration through September 3
Fantasy Football Draft a success! Thanks to Fred’s for hosting! Go Team Wolfpack with @fabfreddo ready for football! #nfl2014 #fantasyfootball2014 #nfl #football #nflfantasy14 #fortworth #texas #welovefootball #teamwolfpack (at Freds Texas North)
We LOVE #football let’s go #cowboys good times! #nfl #nfl2014 #cowboys2014 #football2014 (at AT&T Stadium)
My 1st #selfie of the #football (pre)season, #lovesports #lovenfl #nfl #football2014 #cowboys2014 #cowboys (at AT&T Stadium)
Senator Davis with the best kids in Northside, CIA @cintoramosjr representing! #teamwendy #latinosforwendy #fortworth (at Fort Worth Tx)
With Senator Davis, our next governor of Texas! #wendydavis #girlsrock #girlsrule #fortworth (at Fort Worth, TX)
My smile says it all, great night meeting Senator Davis our future governor of Texas! She’s a woman, she’s from Fort Worth and she cares! #wendydavis #girlsrock #girlsrule #vivawendy #latinosforwendy #fortworth (at Fort Worth Tx)
A selfie with Senator Davis…..our next governor of TX #girlsrock #girlsrule #fortworth #wendydavis #vivawendy #latinosforwendy (at Fort Worth, TX)
222 died from suicide in Tarrant County in 2013… And for every suicide an estimated 60 people & much more are intimately affected.
I’m at the Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium. I’m here for my brother, my uncle, my friends that lost their loved ones, and those that are currently battling their own darkness. We should not stigmatize mental health, we must continue to talk about it. Most of all I’m here for my Team Lifesavers with Run for Life for the LOSS Team, (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) of Tarrant County.
I’ve expressed suicide does not discriminate anyone, and many of you expressed sadness over the death of actor Robin Williams, be part of the efforts in suicide prevention and make a difference in your community. Mental Health Illness is a medical condition and we must help ALL those affected. Hope you can join us on 9-6-14 and Run for Life.
Team Name: Team Lifesavers
$20 when register with Team before 8/25/14, enter access code “FIVEPLUS”
God Bless and love to All! #tarrantcounty #txsp14 #zerosuicide #runforlife2014 #mhatc #hope #robinwilliams (at Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium)
With my favorite soccer team Vaqueros FC at the annual Hispano Exit back to school bash! Love them! Heart on the Field & Heart in our community! #wearefortworth #vaquerosfc #fortworth #community (at LaGrave Field)