Sept 9, 1906 Alphonse C. was born, he was my great grandfather and was born in a very small French town in Canada. Sept 9, 2022 (his birthday) I learn that my great grandfather tried to take his own life in 1952 to later live with his self inflicted injuries in the Mental Health Ward of the hospital. He was there for almost 30 years, during that journey he attempted to take his life multiple times but was unsuccessful before passing away in 1980 at the age of 74. Yesterday I had no idea it was my great grandfather’s birthday and I had no idea of his life’s struggles and pressures, he was a father of 9. Today is September 10th which is suicide prevention day and I believe there was a reason I was told all of this yesterday. Back in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s even in the 2000’s Mental Health wasn’t something we talked about, not enough education, heavily stigmatized, “people would talk/judge” because no one is talking. I hope if anything I can help change this by speaking up, advocating more and sharing resources, Oh btw I also wanted to share this website I came across it has amazing resources, they are helping to prevent suicide and our Stop The Silence campaign donations for September will be donated to their organization, please check out their website below ⬇️
Please remember you are worthy, you matter, you are loved and if you are not feeling well please reach out for help.
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