Thank you to all who submitted stories and pictures for our tribute to those lost to mental illness. You can watch the video below.
Trigger Warning: this video contains mention of death by suicide, including suicide of minor children.
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. NAMI Southern Arizona wants to share these tributes we received to loved ones lost to mental illness, in hopes that we start a conversation, enable people to come forward when they are struggling, and bring awareness to this problem. With the drastic rise of mental illness deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, the time is now to start the conversation.