Billboards Can Save Lives

Posted by on January 26, 2022 in Cathy's Thoughts | 0 comments

I had a woman reach out to me this morning who wanted to talk about how the YOU ARE ENOUGH billboard that has been up in Redondo Beach for the past two months has kept her going after she lost her 11-year-old son to suicide over the Christmas holidays. She talked about the shame she feels and how she has isolated herself from the world because it hurts too much to see how people around her seem to be happy. She feels alone, defeated, and says that she can barely breathe. She explained through tears how the billboard is like a shrine to her son and that he is telling her that she is ok and that she needs to take care of herself. She feels depleted but she also feels hope. She sent me this picture of the board and explained how the board feels like a human hug because it was launched due to strangers donating to get it up. This is what societal healing is all about. I love working on this campaign because it gives me hope that we can come together to heal and unite at a time when our country seems to be getting more divided. People need people to remind them that they are seen, loved, and supported. We need to feel connected and this billboard campaign is proving to help so many feel that they are not alone and that someone is watching over them. It’s time to get these boards up around the country while so many of us are struggling to feel into our ENOUGH.
#love #support #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealth #suicideprevention #depressionsupport #depressionisreal #billboardcampaign #purposedriven #youareenough #youmatter #yougotthis #youarenotalone #societalimpact

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