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.
There’s so many things that you can love about yourself.
1 day 21 hours ago
A lonely dance in the midnight wind, Moving gracefully with the energy that flows from within,
2 days 20 hours ago
I long to cut holes in my wrist,
3 days 33 min ago
I’m crying again alone in my corner I really do hope they don’t think that I am
3 days 5 hours ago
The body that u live in doesn't define your mind The amount of fat and no fat on you doesn't define who u are
3 days 22 hours ago