As we approach “World Suicide Prevention” Week, we will light a candle at 8pm on September 10, 2015 in remembrance of our loved ones who have left us.
May was “Mental Health Awareness” month, Mother’s Day, the 10 year celebration of losing my son Cliff, and the loss of 10 day old Makayla Grace the very next day ♥
May 2015 just about did me in. But we had our 4th Annual “Suicide Prevention/Awareness Walk scheduled along with our “Open House Celebration” for Cliff’s Story, Inc. scheduled for June 6th, and nothing would stop this from happening.
I am here on this earth for a very specific reason, and that is to spread the word of “Suicide Prevention”. My very own son was sacrificed so that others could live♥
Please watch this video I made from the photos/video from our event at “Cliff’s Story”. And share with everyone you know….it is sometimes easier to share a video than it is to speak. Who do you know that is suffering in silence? You may never know…..SHARE the Video ♥
Today marks the 9th anniversary of when I lost my precious son Cliff♥
We lost him to suicide, and I now reach out to others in hopes that I can save lives in my son’s name. Cliff is helping others even though his flesh has left this earth.
The only peace I feel is that I know he is now healed from this evil disease that society tends to isolate people from.
We must spread the word of “Suicide Prevention Awareness“, after all, mental illness is a disease just like any other disease, ie cancer, leukemia, diabetes. We wouldn’t turn our backs on them, so we need to start “talking” and embracing the subject. That is the only way we will get comfortable in helping those struck with this disease.
Today, in honor of my son, all I ask is that you “smile” at a stranger instead of just walking by “minding your own business”. Acknowledge people, smile, spread the Love! There are some people who feel very alone, and as if the world would be better without them!
We are all here for a reason! Even the precious people who have been stricken with “mental illness”. They are not contagious, but our smile, our touch, our hearts can be contagious to them! ♥
SAVE a Life Today ♥
Please Reach Out Today! Show Love Today in memory of my sweet Cliff♥
Take a few minutes to watch this musical video performed by Jason Matkin…….
Please know that if you are in a state of depression, if the pain is just too much to bare anymore, YOU matter! YOU are special, unique and LOVED! ♥
Please reach out for help one last time……if you don’t many hearts will be broken.
I know this because I lost my son May 25th 2005 and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t hurt deeply because he is gone. My life will never be the same without him. I am NOT better off without him! ♥
11-17-12 International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day
I just got done watching a Support Webinar, check it out “here”
As the Holiday season begins, we tend to get a bit sad. Even though we don’t do this consciously, it happens every year. When will I get over it? Never!
I have gotten to a place in my life where I am functioning at a much higher capacity, but I will never be the same. The loss of a child cannot be completely healed. I will forever carry this burden with me. There simply isn’t a way to “Get over It”.
I am very grateful to be where I am at today, and I think I have learned how to better manage my grief. So, please don’t feel sorry for me, but instead be happy for me. I am very happy for myself!
My husband and I will be walking in memory of my son Clifford E. Widmer, III We both need to raise a minimum of $1,000 I went to the team site and see that many teams have raised Huge amounts of money. This is our first year, so I am not going to dwell on the fact that we have not raised a ton of money, instead i will embrace the journey and reflection on my sons life as we raise awareness of suicide prevention.
Please visit our donation page and consider making a donation! Next year I hope to have our non-profit in place and will raise much more money for the cause.
Now they are speaking about families that have split up here, but this pertains to those who have lost loved ones to death as well. Often times there are children left as well. Keep this in mind, and try to make a new tradition that will not make it so hard on you because your loved one is not there.
Join me this evening on my weekly call as we talk a bit about the holidays, and perhaps how we can make new traditions that will help us get through the holidays. Also, I have some sources for discounted drugs, drug cards, and in some cases programs for free drugs.
Call in information: 559-546-1200 Meeting ID# 440-924-308# Promptly at 7pm PST
You are welcome to call in and discuss this with me, or just share about your loved one, and maybe even a suggestion on how you will start a new tradition this year!
I ran across this video this morning on Facebook. It is a great reminder of why we should stay. Take a minute to watch this video, and if you are in crisis, please click on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo to the right and get help!