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.
In Red is where my life is. That large blaring red light that deserves a sound but doesn't have one.
3 hours 15 min ago
Here I wasBlinking away the tearsWords too big to make a stanceAnd they fall,
18 hours 57 min ago
Man, her smile is so big, why is she so happy? Why is she always smiling?
19 hours 22 min ago
I will die for you my loveBut I will not liveFor you bring out such a passion from meA person who has never felt such a horrid thingI am
1 day 7 hours ago
Drifting away from the edge, he grabs her by the hand Trying to pull her back home
1 day 10 hours ago