Our founder, Lucy Morris, was affected by suicide at a young age: Both her cousin and grandfather died by suicide. Since then, she has had a heart for those struggling with mental illness. Lucy started this project as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award in her junior year of high school and focuses on bringing attention to teen suicide. Her mission is to encourage others to "Be The Light" in the darkness of mental illness.
LUCY MORRIS - FOUNDER
I was only 7 years old when my cousin committed suicide. He was like an older brother to me, and I was heartbroken. I also grew up hearing only memories of my Grandpa Ted who died by suicide years before. As I grew up, I became increasingly aware of the sadness and hurt in the world and how people were doing very little about it. Once I got into high school, I believed that the issue of suicide could no longer be ignored; that is when I decided to make it the focus of my Girl Scout Gold Award Project. I believe that everyone can prevent suicide by talking to those who are struggling. We have to ask them, listen to them, and Be their Light.
Coincidentally, I recently googled the meaning of my name and found that it means "light"... it's funny how these things work out.