Micki Salge
Treasurer & Founding Member

The sweet boy in my picture is why the I’m Glad You Stayed Project is so important to me. Dylan was a son, brother and a great friend! Dylan loved swimming, video games, scuba diving and anime. After a courageous battle with depression and anxiety he took his life in March of 2021.  Being transparent about Dylan’s struggles will continue to reduce the stigma around mental health and suicide. I’m here to tell everyone, it’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to ask for and accept help. If your friends are begging you to stay…stay. If your parents tell you to crawl into bed with them if you feel you can not possibly make it through another day….do it. You are important and loved even if your brain tells you different…..choose to stay. ♥️

Photo Credit: Rebecca Sanabria Photographs