I’m Kevin. I’m someone who has lost someone, but I know Life Is Worth Living.
As with any other, it all begins with a story. On August 8th, 2017, I lost my youngest brother to suicide. Depression had it's grip on him for years, but he made sure to never show it. Around his passing, I saw a theme in the comments we received, "we never saw it coming." This ultimately ended up changing the way I looked at life. I would think to myself, what if someone I know/love is struggling and I'm just a person who "never saw it coming?"
I think there's a gap somewhere here. A gap that some people don't think they can traverse, a gap that some don't see anyone helping them across, a gap that involved dropping the "armor" and opening up. I want TooDamnSoon to encourage everyone to talk more about their feelings. I want TooDamnSoon to put mental health in the spotlight and begin the discussion. The ultimate goal of this movement is to get the conversation started. It's a hard one to have and open up about.
I know what's it's like to feel alone, when you can't get out of bed and you don't want to leave your home. I know what it's like to reach a point where it feels like your bones are heavy and made of stone. I want you to know that I love you. Your feelings are valid and welcome here. You are so important.
TooDamnSoon is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression and suicide. We exist to encourage, inform, and inspire.
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Apparel With A Purpose
We created a visual storytelling experience through apparel to start a conversation about mental health.
Let’s start the conversation on mental health.
Believe that a better life is possible.
Pain isn't always obvious.
Let's talk about suicide prevention steps.
Know The Signs
Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up. Take the time to learn what to do now, so you’re ready to be there for a friend or loved one when it matters most.
Find The Words
“Are you thinking of ending your life?” Few phrases are as difficult to say to a loved one. But when it comes to suicide prevention, none are more important.
You are not alone in helping someone in crisis. There are many resources available to assess, treat and intervene. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs and more are available to you, as well as to the person experiencing the emotion crisis.