We did it!

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I completed a race today that I probably would have dropped other than the fact that I felt I needed to run it for JC. I wanted the loss my town felt by his death to be known. And that we need to do something about the reason he died. We need to help our kids understand the signs of depression and hopelessness. They have to know it is ok to not be okay and ask for help. Today meant his pain, kept hidden for so long, was going to help lessen other kids, pain. Somehow…

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About Christine O.

I had been a young, single Mom to two girls for ten years; until March 9, 2014 when I married my soul-mate Jason. I’m a former 20 year+ full time executive in a demanding field turned business owner (this year); marathon runner, daughter to the perfect parents, oldest sister of a highly successful ‘normal’ younger brother and ‘functional’ single-mother (of 3) sister, coach, boss, best friend, member of the church choir, volunteer for the local NAMI, AFSP, and CASA organizations, and have over time become well acclimated to the world of mental illness after a life changing event or two. I have also become known in my community as the one who takes on the High School year after year in attempts to have a Suicide Prevention Program in place (as in Texas statute). My goal in writing, blogging and learning as much as I can about such subjects is to defeat stigma associated with brain disease, preventing suicide in the future, and saving my family.
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