Photo courtesy of Trillium Center
A new workbook has been released to bring new hope to those in crisis.
“Hope Awakened” is Trillium Center’s first book, designed as a lifeline for those who have attempted or considered suicide and are on the road to recovery. This book will give them a sense that they are deserving of life and that there is always a better way.
A press release from the Trillium Center states that the release of “Hope Awakened” is vital as it comes in a time of grief and uncertainty. Isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent news of Former Miss USA Chelsie Kryst taking her own life could make some lose hope for themselves.
According to the release, “Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the [United States].”
Based in Prince William County, the Trillium Center is a non-profit that offers a safe space with peer-led services. Trillium Center’s website details that its mission is to support those in crisis and reduce the stigma of mental illnesses.
“Hope Awakened” was written by a team of survivors who have shared experiences like these.
This workbook will give those in a time of need the knowledge that they are never alone. The purpose is to provide evidence of people who have found a better alternative, and that life is worth living. “Hope Awakened” gives a voice to those who have been suffering in silence.
For more information about “Hope Awakened” and to purchase the book, please visit Book Baby.
Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 273-8255 or reach out to a healthcare provider if you or anyone you know is facing mental illness, trauma, or thoughts of suicide.
This article is written by Contributing Writer Lily Brown.
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