On April 7, 1998, Kristin Brooks committed suicide. It was a horrible tragedy for those who knew and loved her. What could be done, wondered her husband Reese Butler, to help those who were still alive and hurting like Kristin was that horrible April day?
The 1-800-SUICIDE phone number is just one of the many causes that were created because of Reese’s and the Center’s help and Kristin’s tragic end. There is also an online crisis chat, college campus awareness events of suicide and its’ effects on not just the person committing the acts but their family and friends; and also music therapies. They are also located on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
You can volunteer to help, or you can call to get help. Either way, it’s a win-win situation.