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.
It's the small things the way my smile quickly changes to a frown
2 days 17 hours ago
i fell lost inside my thoughts and fell as i dont belong i dont belong
3 days 6 hours ago
Mecry winds White cold Hallucinations of the mind A strong desire So burning it burns the soul
1 week 2 days ago
In the calming breeze of midday, I used to wonder, Why do the birds sing their song?
1 week 3 days ago
no one talks about how it itches. it burns it stings it stains theres little streaks of shame 
1 week 3 days ago