Each person who dies by suicide leaves behind an estimated six or more “suicide survivors” — people who’ve lost someone they care about deeply and are left grieving and struggling to understand. We invite you to share the story of your loved one, and learn a little about the stories of others. 

In Crisis?

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text: HOME to 741-741

COVID-19 Support Resources

1. Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Sharing Kindness wants to share about the increased risk to LGBTQ youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our friends at The Trevor Project write about how the current global pandemic may impact LGBTQ youth. In particular, this paper focuses on social interactions resulting from physical distancing, increases in economic strain, and struggles with worries about the present and future. Sharing Kindness remains committed to supporting LGBTQ youth throughout this pandemic. 

2. When your World is Already Upside Down
Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis

3. Feeling anxious about coronavirus? There’s an app for that.

4. Please Stop Minimizing the Death of Older Adults

5. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention. They have posted new information for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19.

6. Condolences in the Time of COVID-19: Guidance for Conveying Your Love and Support

 

Our Current Conversation

Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention

6.4.2020

We are One Global Film Festival

Grief affects everyone in different ways. Some channel their grief into advocacy or education in an effort to spare others similar pain. (That’s how Sharing Kindness began.) After a tragic loss of a friend, a group of college students at the University of Missouri formed a nonprofit called Wake Up to raise awareness and break stigma around mental illness, depression, and suicide. The film is part of a larger festival on YouTube. This program runs on Thursday, June 4th at 6:45 PM EST . More information and a trailer is available on the We are One Global Festival website. 

 

Racism is an Ongoing Public Health Crisis

Sharing Kindness stands in solidarity with Black community members traumatized, grieving, and responding to the murder of George Floyd. Racism is a public health crisis in America that needs immediate attention. We share some Black mental health resources here in hopes of supporting individuals, as well as the therapists and counselors who support them. Racism attacks people’s physical and mental health; let’s start the conversation right now. 

 Anxiety and Depression Association of America offers information and resources for African Americans.

Check out the Black Mental Health Alliance for culturally-relevant forums, training, and referral services.

The lead article from the American Public Health Association discusses this public health crisis.