Help me help lonely and depressed people
Help Me Help Lonely and Depressed People
Suicide rates have climbed 24 percent in the past two decades. That’s why it is more important than ever to provide hope to the more than 16 million depressed people in the U.S. and 300 million people worldwide who feel the same despair that I used to experience.
I’m Ray Gordon and this is personal. So much so that I scraped together $1,000 of my own money to buy the domain keephopealive.net. With your help, I hope to spread Keep Hope Alive’s mission of letting other people know that counseling and medication bring people back from the brink. People like me.
Depression does not discriminate against sex, race or income. Mine started in 1990 when my mother died and escalated when I lost my grandmother, my grandfather and three friends in a short period of time. Then my father’s mental health declined after his mother died,so I moved out of his house and began living in my car. Soon I began experiencing suicidal thoughts … every day … for three years. Luckily, counseling and medication brought me back from the brink of despair.
I am already counseling two individuals who have major depression and health issues but I want to do more—much more. With your assistance I intend to spread the message of hope to as many people as possible.
My goal is to raise $25,000. Of that, $7,500 will be used to cover rent and utilities for a walk-in clinic. Another $3,500 will be spent to develop the Keep Hope Alive website with approximately $300 to $500 to pay for photography for the site. Any remaining funds will be devoted to developing a counseling program and advertising Keep Hope Alive’s services on Facebook, Google and newspaper websites.
Together, we can help other people come back from the abyss. Won’t you join me by contributing what you can to this great cause or by sharing my GoFundMe link with your friends?