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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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
things aren’t bad when any malleable silver is my friend   things are bad
10 hours 30 min ago
If I’m not defined by the cuts and bruises that line my arms and legs, then what will define me?If the drouse and drag from last night's
14 hours 12 min ago
Everyday is not always a good day Live anyway Not all you love will love you back Love anyway
1 day 18 hours ago
With shaking legs, a racing heart, lightheadedness, a feeling of having the entire world crashing down around you,
4 days 3 hours ago
I woke up in the morning today,  unable to look around. The room, when I get up, will sway
4 days 19 hours ago