From top right and around: Chaney Corley, died by suicide from overdose; Joshua Hasnas, overdose (possible suicide), Garret Holman; overdose, Billy Derr, overdose; John Henry Watkins, overdose; Marshall Colglazier, overdose; Dawson Pettit, overdose; Josh Kaski, overdose. Center: My first cousin’s second-born, Reece Haigh; overdose, and a friend of Charles’s, Blake Pearce; overdose.
August 31 is Overdose Awareness Day and this #griefheart is in memory of those who have died from an overdose.
These are people I know of–some of whom are written about on this website– Blake Pearce, Bill Derr, Dawson Pettit, Garrett Holman, Chaney Corley, Thomas Farmer. The guy with the blue bandana is my first cousin’s oldest son, Reese Haigh who died three years prior to Charles’s death. Charles was addicted and going through withdrawal when he took his own life. But his death was not an overdose.
To the families of those teens and young adults, and the rest of you, I’m thinking of all of you today and I’m wearing my Overdose Awareness pin.
What is the #griefheart project?
I explain my #griefheart project here.