Author Cheron K. Griffin Goes All In to Help Prevent Suicide with Latest book “I SEE YOU: Igniting Hope & Preventing Suicide”
Author Cheron K. Griffin got fed up with the rising suicide rate and decided to write about it, in hopes to help someone who is at their breaking point and believes the only way out is to kill themselves. Thus, I SEE YOU: Igniting Hope & Preventing Suicide book was born. A movement by Grow A Girls Network Inc., her entrepreneurial brainchild, to delve into the lives of suicide victims’ families and dredge-up efficacious methods to keep suicide-oriented thoughts at bay.
Griffin’s antennas began to rise when she was constantly hearing about children who had committed suicide. In Cincinnati, Gabriel Tay, age 8, Alabama’s McKenzie Adams, age 9, Texas’ Kevin Reese, Jr., age 10, Alabama’s Nigel Shelby, age 15, faced homophobic bullying from his peers, Philadelphia’s Phillip Spruill, Jr., age 11 bullies targeted him because of his larger-than-average size, Colorado’s Ashawnty Davis, 10. All hung themselves. The reason…Bullying.
Griffin also saw the trend of celebrities’ suicides of Fashion Designer Kate Spade, Chef, author and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain, Comedian/Actor Robin Williams,
Saoirse Kennedy Hill, Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, former heavyweight champion George Foreman’s daughter Freda Foreman, to mention a few.
Suicide is on the rise in the United States and abroad. More children are committing suicide due to bullying and other ills of society. Adults are committing suicide due to the pressures of life such as finances, family pressure, workplace bullying, mental health, and other reasons. I SEE YOU was created with emojis that we all can relate to. It's for children, youth, those in the military, the LBGTQ community, the elderly, and everyday people. The moral of I SEE YOU is to reiterate to every reader is "I see you and you are loved." The "I SEE YOU" campaign sole purpose is to spread happiness.
Cheron K. Griffin has propelled into existence her suicide prevention campaign “I See You”. This book was written for people whose depression has left them feeling unloved and hopeless. Throughout the text, the narrator tells the reader, “You are seen and loved.” Written with the help of emojis, the book provides comfort for people feeling lonely, different, or broken-hearted. When the struggles on the inside seem insurmountable, it is okay to seek out help from a therapist, loved one, or spiritual leader. The book ends with a warning that if their depression has left them in an emergency, it is important to call for help, the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is provided along with a reminder to the reader that they are loved and seen.”
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