SOSL is grateful that we can provide support and services for those left behind after a suicide. The hope and healing that come from being with other survivors in a support group are one of the most effective ways to heal after losing a loved one in such a tragic way.
So much healing, education, and transformation take place in SOSL groups as people have a safe space to talk about their loved one, their mental illness, and suicide. Personally, I am gratified when some members choose to add their voice to the mental health awareness and suicide prevention work being done. They courageously share their stories – and in doing so touch hearts and educate our community about these important public health issues.
Last month, four families from SOSL participated in a middle school project at High Tech High in San Marcos – The Voiceless Project. I wanted to share the video with our SOSL Community to show you how SOSL empowers survivors to become passionate and powerful advocates for suicide prevention.
The 6th-grade students from High Tech Middle North County, and their teachers Corey Clark, Curtis Taylor, and Brent Spirnak are responsible for this amazing project.
Special thanks to our SOSL participants who shared their stories – Amanda Bosworth -Will Deutschendorf – Aaron and Rozsa Harris – Paul & Janine & Paul Wilson. Check out the photos that accompanied their stories – Voiceless Project Photographs
Click here to experience the Voiceless Project
I hope you take the time to listen to them – and in the process continue to find your voice in this conversation!