When it got quiet, I started to process the loss of my husband to suicide in 2017. There were days I did not want to get out of bed, shower, and some days I didn’t want to keep living. Admittedly, it was my kids who kept me going. When I finally broke, I felt deep empathy for the pain my husband was experiencing, and thought to myself there are other people feeling this way.

This is where Hope Unite was birthed. My son and I started connecting with people every day, giving out Rose cards that read, “A rose that never dies to remind you that you matter.”

 

We started giving them to bank tellers, grocery store clerks, toll-booth attendants, basically everyone we could to connect with in a positive way.

 

This small act of giving out Roses was just as healing to me and my son as those receiving them. In the following days, I would look at my son and say let’s go pass out Roses. The introduction phrase he made up is, “Here is a rose for you to remind you that you’re special.”

 

It is our hope and vision to blanket the world with the Rose that never dies. Every day we wake up with breath in our lungs, we have an opportunity to make a positive impact in the world around us.

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The back of the Rose card gives the receiver these options:

• Put the Rose somewhere they can see as a reminder that their life matters.

• Pass the Rose along to let someone else know that their life matters.

• Get their Roses to pass out in their community.

We are in the process of putting together an organization support team so we can help connect silent sufferers to the support system that can help them before the trauma happens.

We are in the process of putting together an organization support team so we can help connect silent sufferers to the support system that can help them before the trauma happens.

We do not know what someone is going through, especially in the world we are living in right now, one interaction could save a life. Our vision is to find silent sufferers and guide them to the support they need before trauma happens. Suicide victims may take their life because they feel hopeless, they feel that their life does not have purpose and that the world would be better off without their existence. This is simply not true.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE WITH US

During my grieving process, I found the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and started working with them to raise awareness. There are a few ways to participate with us:

• Reach out to us and we will send you roses to pass out in your community

• Donate. All contributions will go towards making acts of kindness happen.

• We are currently in the process of building a support system and are looking for like-minded organizations to be a part of our referral base of support.

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THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN THE
FIGHT TO #STOPSUICIDE