Rick and Kay Warren Launch Mental Health Petition in Memory of Their Son

Following the death of their 27-year-old son to suicide, Rick and Kay Warren have launched a petition in an effort to raise awareness about mental illness.

Matthew was just one of about 11.4 million American adults that suffered from severe mental illness in the past year. In fact, one in five Americans experiences some sort of mental illness.

Join Kay and I, and the Saddleback Family, in our effort to urge educators, lawmakers, healthcare professionals, and church congregations to raise the awareness and lower the stigma of mental illness… and support the families that deal with mental illness on a daily basis.

The youngest son of the best-selling author and pastor took his own life on April 5, after a lifelong battle with depression and mental illness. The family is also establishing a mental health foundation in his name …

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Esther Aspling

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Esther Aspling commented…

I hope they are able to find healing in helping others.

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Trevor Lloyd

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Trevor Lloyd commented…

Great example - turning terrible personal tragedy into an effort to help others. Amazing!

danna

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danna commented…

People going to this kind of situations should be supported in every sense of the word. These parents have lost their son, their voices deserve to be heard. More research should be funded for brain related diseases, there is still so much we don't know about our brain. There are some articles about that on http://tn-networks.com/nursing-jobs-skills.htm, some people may find the information helpful.

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