16-Year-Old Loses Mom to Suicide, Films Most Important Video You’ll Ever Watch
If Kaitlin Brand can smile through her tears in this video, then certainly you can make it through your day, your week, the hardships you’re facing.
Kaitlin lost her mother to suicide just days before her 16th birthday. The circumstances were grim, to say the least. But Kaitlin has taken to YouTube with her mourning to share her smile, and a simple request of the world.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, PLEASE, get help.
And seeing as how all of you, the half a million unicorns in my herd, are statistically more likely to take your own lives because of the discrimination, bullying, hate crimes, bigotry, and unconscionable laws you face each and every day, I have a request of you as well.
Please share Kaitlin’s story with everyone you love. My foster mother and I watched Kaitlin’s video together this morning at my favorite cafe in Seattle, sharing my headphones, one for each of us. We both cried and held each other close.
Play this video for your mama, your best friend, all of your loved ones. And make them promise you that they’ll honor Kaitlin’s request.