Despite the words to a song in that amazing movie, MASH, suicide hurts. I’ve lost a few friends to it, and I still feel the repercussions years later. The last person that I lost to this terrible thing was named Michael Denoma. Oddly enough, his nickname was “Happy”. Only, his nickname was in that ironic way we have, like when we call the 300 pound guy “Tiny”.
Recently, a group of men spearheaded by a young man I’ve come to consider a friend decided to do something that had never been done before. I could ramble on, but instead, I will let this video share the message. Keep in mind, something like this had NEVER been done inside a correctional institution before.
Out of the Darkness is actively doing what it can to raise awareness about suicide prevention. This is a problem that touches many…and there are so many who don’t talk about it for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it is time to start a dialog.