Suicide Prevention

Dear Reader,

Since time is your most valuable resource, I must thank you in advance for taking a portion of your life to read what I have put before you. Anything worth doing in this life, is worth doing right; so if you are going to proceed, do so with intent and empathy in your heart. 

My name is Aran Gillette, I am currently 18 years old, and it is my goal to save as many people as I can from suffering through the pain that I am experiencing right now. Just last week, after battling depression for the better half of a year, my mother took her own life. My mother was kind, she was compassionate, she was loving. She was not crazy, she was not pathetic, she was not lazy, she was not stupid. 
She was sick, and we failed to make her better. 

The system failed her.

Depression is one of the most common AND most curable diseases in the world, but when depression hits certain levels, our state run institutions simply do not have the recourses to provide the proper
time, care, funding, and necessary programing to help patients recover. Nearly 16 million Americans suffer from Medical Depressive Disorder (MDD)annually, and it is a topic that is swept under the rug and talked about behind closed doors. Our current outlook upon mental illness needs to change from exclusive and unrelatable to inclusive and understanding. 

The time for talk is now, the time for change is now. 

My plan is to run a non-profit business that will include households with daily scheduled programming, with dieting, meditation, community involvement, sustainability, exercise, and clinical psychologic treatment plans; that meet the necessities of patients in order for them to recover. 

During their stay, patients will get a chance to start anew, and to learn new routines that can help every day life with severe depression. 

I am asking that you donate to this cause, so that I can help change the lives of others, and save patients and families before its too late. 

People with the brightest light are often surrounded by the deepest of darkness. My mother was a light in my world, and hundreds of others, during her 52 year journey on earth. 

Just because things may seem dark doesn't mean hope is lost. In times of sever depression, all that is often needed is the proper time and the recourses to get people back on their feet. Time and resources include things such as, affection, understanding, community, forgiveness, and healthy thought patterns are just some of the key recourses that have been proven necessary in order to successfully treat and reduce these temporary moments of severe depression.

I used to want a future in which I could give my mom material objects to see beauty in life. Now I realize that it is my duty to help others see their light before it runs out, and let them share that light  with the rest of the world. 

I ask that you please help me accomplish my destiny, and give as generously as you can afford to do. 

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Thank you all, Peace and Love
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