- Posted April 4, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Going public with mental illness
For the love of Evan
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Suicide claims a million victims every year, but concealed by stigma and taboo, little attention is given to this public health epidemic. It is my goal to understand and prevent suicide by exploring the important issues, and by profiling my survivorship experience through writing. Suicide prevention has influenced everything I do today in my brother’s memory.
It has been a rough journey, to say the least, but my parents and I have survived – living each day in honor of Evan. If you have lost someone in your life to suicide, or want to learn more about this unique epidemic, please visit my blog www.4evan.org; comment, ask questions or just listen.