Local family share story of sadness in effort to bring hope to others

The holidays bring much joy, but for some it’s a time of deep sadness. That’s why a local family is speaking out – sharing their mother’s struggle with depression — not to spread their sorrow, but to bring hope. Their hope? That you’ll spot the signs in your loved ones and get them the help they need.

The Kurzawski family has established a memorial fund in their mom’s honor, and they’ve asked us to post a list of resources for anyone wanting to learn more about depression, treatment and suicide prevention.

To learn more about the memorial fund established by the Kurzawski family, go to www.tiny.cc/nkfundraiser

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program – 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) – www.yellowribbon.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness – (800) 950-NAMI (6264) – www.nami.org

What a Difference a Friend Makes – http://www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov

Suicide Prevention Action network – http://spanusa.org

American Society of Suicidology – http://suicidology.org

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – http://www.sprc.org

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention – www.afsp.org

National Association of Peer Specialists – http://www.naops.org

The Jason Foundation – http://www.jasonfoundation.com

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