Luke: I am a survivor of a violent suicide attempt in December, 2012, when I was 16. Following the attempt and after treatment and recovery, I started ucantberased.com to help those with mental illness, especially depressed teens.
After my attempt, I was surprised at the lack of support groups in my surrounding areas, so I started one for teens and their parents. I hold monthly meetings and will be starting more groups in the adjacent county this year.
I also blog regularly to help teens with the variety of issues facing us youth today. My site offers resources for both teens and parents, including a letter teens at risk for suicide can print out and give to their parents, telling them that they’re depressed. I want to save lives.
Watch this short video of my story: