We are super excited to be recognizing activists in our community - that is, people who are actively working to end the stigma around mental health in some way, shape, or form. So here is our first activist spotlight!
The first person we want to recognize is Carol Kost. Carol lost her beautiful daughter, Avery, to suicide when I was a junior in high school. Carol has since then started the brAvery foundation in honor of Avery to raise awareness around depression and suicide. For those who don’t know, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and is the second leading cause of death for college-aged students. With people like Carol, we can begin to change those numbers.
In this photo we want to reflect Carol’s persistence, passion, and authenticity. She is determined to change the narrative around depression and suicide, by working to pass legislation, share her story, and create community.
There is a link in our bio and on our story to learn more about the brAvery foundation. Please consider supporting Carol and her fight against suicide.
If you would like to nominate an activist in your community, send us an email (email@example.com), with the subject “Nomination.”