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.
Shattered,  Into millions of glittering fragments,  The last remnants of the dream I held onto so fiercely  
19 hours 25 min ago
A broken mind is terrible thing to face when one's world is crumbling all around them and it seems that all of heaven is silent and unint
1 day 2 hours ago
  “Blades glide across skin like Skates across the ice.
1 day 15 hours ago
Can you look at someone and see who they are? Can you see their pain?  Perhaps you wouldn't know how broken someone is
2 days 14 hours ago
Oh beautiful soul That has weathered the storms of time. You stand strong on the sun,
2 days 14 hours ago