Slam for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday, August 11, 2014; the most likely cause of death is suicide. Another person’s death is always a shock to the system, but for many of us this death is particularly troubling — not only because Williams was a constant presence in our favorite movies growing up, but because of his warm nature and sense of humor. We don’t expect someone so bright and funny to commit suicide.

If you’re feeling sad or scared or any kind of way, we want to hear about it! Tell us which of Robin Williams’ roles touched your life most. Or let us know what it’s like for you or a loved one to struggle with mental illness or suicide — and how we can support someone who’s going through a lot.

Need some inspiration? Check out our action guides on: 

Mental Health and Suicide Awareness and Prevention. No matter what, don’t squash your thoughts and emotions… slam them!

And hey, if you or somebody you know needs help or is in danger, reach out:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (24/7)

National Hopeline: 800-442-4673 (24/7)

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
The glass sits perfectly 
2 weeks 2 days ago
I think deep down I want someone to know But still I cant help but think What good would come from it
3 weeks 5 days ago
My head, no, my brain Buzzes, bubbles, breaks Shadows of doubt flicker People I love, places I've never been
1 month 6 days ago
Pain... Terrorizing pain The brain is so hardwired theres no escaping The skin so scarred theres no forgetting
1 month 1 week ago
Talking to myself out loud just so I don't hear you make a sound, I read your lips and take it personally, ignoring all the signs of seei
2 months 1 week ago