We believe in heartfelt, honest emotions.
We believe that your feelings are valid, and deserve to be acknowledged.
We believe in saying how you feel, when you feel it.
But we also believe in listening, to both what is said, and what isn't. How often, when you ask someone how they're doing, do you truly listen to their answer? Do you take in their tone? Their body language? Their eyes? Do you let yourself hear what they may not be saying?
If you've never been touched by suicide, then maybe this is old news to you. Listen? Of course. Why else would you ask the question? But to those who know what it's like to have lost someone, it can feel unexpected. Sudden. Something you never saw coming. You never heard them say they needed help. It is a devastating blow that you thought could never happen to your loved one.
Except it can.
That's why we're urging everyone - ourselves at the forefront - to listen with our hearts, alongside our ears. To listen in love.
Here at Print Therapy, we're acting with our hearts, but also with our dollars. 2% of every print-therapy.com sale will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. These dollars will be used to help the AFSP create a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develop suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provide support for those affected by suicide. That feels pretty important to us. We hope it feels important to you, too.
Learn more about suicide and suicide prevention at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Learn the AFSP's Risk Factors & Warning Signs.
Want to do more? Learn the various ways you can contribute to the AFSP's mission.
Learn more about Melissa's story.
Please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Allow someone to listen to you in love.