Raising Awareness

By Ashlea Aldridge

I'm dedicating a flower for my loved one

Going through school being bullied and assaulted, lead me into a world of darkness. Diagnosed at 17 with Bipolar 2 & BPD, I entered adulthood with a goal of not living to see my next birthday every year. I attempted suicide a number of times. Thankfully I was never successful, as 2016 brought Lilly, my Assistance Dog into my life who gave me confidence, hope, and brand new life.  I am now at 35 a uni student and fulfilling my dreams I never thought I would be able to do.

We will walk together to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.