I am a proud Iowa City native, passionate about mental health advocacy, suicide prevention, and to offer bereavement support to those whose lives have been affected by suicide loss. As a suicide loss survivor, survivor of multiple suicide attempts, and someone LIVING with a mental illness, I have made it my goal in life to share my lived experiences as candidly and safely as possible, with a mixture of honesty and a bit of humor. It’s my hope that someday we will not be considered courageous for sharing our stories, we will simply be talking. I am happy to be a member of the I’m Glad You Stayed Project as we normalize the conversations surrounding suicide while combating stigmas. Despite what our minds tell us, nobody fights alone. You matter, and I am here for you.