I spoke to the Swift Creek YMCA leader’s club last night. This was my second visit. A few of these members were in the now famous video by Cosby High School student Alex Chaffee.
We talked about Charles, suicide, mental illness and addiction. We reviewed the contrast of Charles’ tweets when he was feeling good with those tweets that were posted towards the end of his life so they know what to look for in friends as well his social media posts that illustrate wanting to die–posts we often dismiss as a joke.
Then we read some scripts. Each person had one line and we had a blast making a group video that was not Hollywood quality but it was fun and we learned a little along the way. It is the teens and young adults that will change stigma. Hard to hear at some points but this is from Suess-ing of Suicide. Love these leaders!
What is the #griefheart project?
I explain my #griefheart project here.