Climb to the Light was never meant to be on an island. One person can’t do it all. Suicide affects each of us. We all know someone who has taken their own life, these tragedies send a ripple effect through families and entire communities. This project is meant to not only help raise funds for some very worthy groups, but also to help end the stigma that surrounds suicide, depression and mental health.
So how can you help? Well, of course, donating is a great place to start. Every little bit counts, so even a donation of $5 can be a tremendous boost. Another great help is to spread the word by sharing our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.) But even beyond that, we invite people to join us on non-technical mountains (although space is limited and excellent physical conditioning is mandatory.) Another option is to volunteer for our organization. We are always in need of designers, writers and communication professionals to help run the ship. We welcome inquiries. Lastly, and most importantly, is to help those around you. If you suspect someone is depressed or suicidal, reach out! We understand how hard this can be. Helping someone who is struggling mentally and emotionally can be draining, but it is so important. Be brave. Offer an ear. Listen. Hold their hand. Be present with their pain and tell them you understand. And if worse comes to worse, get them the help they need. Listen to your instincts. If you suspect someone you know is suicidal, be sure to give them the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at
1-800-273-8255. Thank you for your support.