I got to thinking the other night about the support and awareness of depression and/or suicide in our media. Many celebrities make it very apparent which charities they support and give back to. Although I believe all of the charities or campaigns that celebrities support are important, I was wondering how many of these widely known people would support a campaign to raise awareness for suicide and depression? The taboo of this subject is still a major problem today and the campaigns to break this and support mental illnesses or suicide awareness are not as highly supported as others.
As I was researching I found that Joel and Benji Madden, as well as Good Charlotte as a whole, are both supporters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Although many celebrities may only support some of these causes to boost their reputation, I believe it could be a major push in the right direction if more of these celebrities or people with “big names” would support a cause like AFSP or any other mental illness or suicide prevention campaign or charity.
If everyone would take a little time out of their own lives to raise even a little awareness for this subject, thousands of lives could be saved.