I'm fundraising on behalf of Hope Xchange to save the lives of gay youth in the bipolar community where suicide is the leading cause of death. I want to help replace thoughts of suicide with thoughts of hope.
Every single one of my grandfather's children died before the age of 50. It is clear that mental illness runs rampant in my family, and I am hoping that the tragedy that has befallen my mother and her siblings will never happen to anyone else.
I am fundraising to light a path of hope for those who struggle every single day with the shame of mental illness, or growing up thinking they are different than others by identifying as LGBTQIA, or people who are coping in an unhealthy way with their untreated mental illness by abusing drugs.
Together let's rise up and raise funds to help these most vulnerable populations. This is so close to my heart and I want to make sure that anyone who is struggling can reach out for help. I don't want anyone to suffer like my family has suffered at the hands of mental illness.
Hope Xchange mentors gay youth with bipolar disorder, has heard their pleas for help, and is taking action. They are responding with urgency and compassion. I fully support them in their efforts.
Just a small donation will go a long way to help gay youth in desperate need of our help. Society is letting them down. Let's not let them down too. Rather, let's lift them up with hope and gift them a path to mental wellness.
Thank you so much!