Colt and I have been talking recently (although as a friend of mine pointed out, married people tend to do this) but this was a special conversation. As many of you know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month and because this subject hits really close to home, we want to show our support by donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales of Zane and Kaleb during the month of May to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Not many people know this about me (other than my close friends and family) but I suffer from depression and have for many years. Although I’ve been on medication (different types through the years with the help of my doctor), I still go through serious bouts from time to time. My depression is not associated with anything specific, in fact, it hits randomly and can be when everything is going absolutely perfect in my life as happens to a lot of people. I have the loving support of my amazing family, but I know at times, they are confused on what they can do to help. Little do they know, but their love and understanding is all I need.
Please take a moment to visit the page below or the Facebook page dedicated to Keith and show your support.
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness.
Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.