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Our Story

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A simple act of kindness can make a tremendous impact on someone’s life. It could possibly even save it. We don’t know how others are experiencing life. Everyone has losses and personal struggles, some of us just don’t talk about them. When it got quiet, I started to process the loss of my husband to suicide in 2017, and the feelings of hopelessness that caused him to end his life.

Many people struggle with these thoughts from time to time or have loved ones who do. I am also one of them. There were days I did not want to get out of bed or shower, and some days honestly I did not want to keep living, but my kids kept me dedicated. My personal experience created a deep empathy towards the pain my husband was in. I thought to myself “I know I am not the only one feeling this way.” That’s how Hope Unite began.

Every morning we wake up with breath in our lungs, we have the power to make a positive impact on the world around us.

What if everyone who has been traumatized over the last few years (which, by the way, is basically the whole human race) connects with one person a day in a kind way to let them know that they matter and that their life is valuable?

My son and I started connecting with people every day by giving out positive affirmation cards. We gave them to bank tellers, grocery store clerks, toll-booth attendants, basically everyone we came in contact with. My son would go up and ask, “can I give you a rose?” The answer was almost always yes. The phrase he made up was “Here is a rose for you, to remind you that you are special.” I watched as people’s hearts melted.

Did you know that watching a kind act increases the amount of serotonin in the brain? This small act of kindness was just as healing to me and my son as it was to those receiving them.

In the following days, I would look at my son and say “let’s go pass out cards.” It is our hope and vision to blanket the world with the Rose that never dies. If we all connected to one person a day in a kind way, we could collectively solve so many of the world’s problems.

Our vision is to find silent sufferers and guide them to the support they need. Suicide victims often take their life because they feel hopeless, that their life does not have purpose, or that the world would be better off without their existence.

This is simply not true. No one else can play your part!

I often wonder if my husband had been handed a Rose that day, would he still be here? There is rarely a day that goes by in which “what if?” does not cross my mind. The truth is that suicide does not end the pain, it transfers it to the person’s loved ones.

This movement is a big part of the healing process for my son and I.

How to Get Involved

  • Reach out to us and we will send you roses to pass out or place around your community.
  • Help us further the mission, by contributing to our printing and shipping costs. All contributions will go towards making more of these acts of kindness happen across the world.
  • If you are a like-minded organization, join our support team to become one of the providers to whom we can refer people in need. We are currently in the process of building out this support system. For more information, contact us.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

With Love and Gratitude,

Crystal

Founder and Executive Director
Hope Unite International

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