In September of 2015, I started Likes4Lives, a 501c3 non-profit aimed at raising awareness for suicided prevention. Suicide is one of the top-ten killers in America, yet mental health research receives some of the least funding. The goal is to use social media as a medium for spreading real stories and fostering a community that people could relate to, a place where those struggling would hopefully be able to express how the feel and start to seek help. Too often, the stigma that surrounds suicide prevents people from talking about how they feel and reaching out for help.
Acting as a home base for this mission, I started building the website http://www.Likes4Lives.org. Without the funds to hire a web developer, I’ve been forced to figure out much of the web development on my own. After a year of efforts, I’m happy to say that the Likes4Lives website is finally live!
Likes4Lives is not a 24-hour helpline, nor are we trained mental health professionals. We hope to serve as a bridge to help.
Likes4Lives is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention. Our goal is to create an online social community where those who have been affected by suicide are able to share their stories and provide help to others struggling with suicide. Through conversation and shared experiences we can erase the stigma surrounding suicide that prevents so many who are struggling from reaching out for help.
At http://www.Likes4Lives.org you can find lists of crisis lines, shared stories, resources, and the latest research publications. Help raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health research:
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter
- Follow us on Instagram
- Take the Likes4Lives Pledge
- Share a Story
Thanks for helping Likes4Lives raise awareness for suicide prevention!