In this short video, a 17-year-old named Jenayle shares the story of how she dealt with her mother's suicide as a part of the "I Choose Life" campaign.
The purpose of the "I Choose Life" campaign is to change the reaction to suicide in our communities. Too many times, the reaction to the word "suicide" is depicted negativity, and is even shameful to discuss in public conversation. This year Alive On Purpose sets out to change the perception of suicide and aims to shift the topic to highlight stories of triumph and life. Alive On Purpose believes that the choice of LIFE over death is possible.
Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or Follow @KimberlyNFoster