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Above Ground Podcast

be well, be safe, be ABOVE

Sep 29, 2021

The death of a child is like a roller coaster you can never get off. Jayme from Indy shares the story of losing her 20 year old son Griffin to suicide. Griffin died in September of 2018. This is our final September Suicide Awareness Month Inner-View. 

On the day Griffin  left for college he sent a text to his mom. “Don’t be sad mama, be happy. God is with me." Thirty three days later he was found by one of his best friends. Jaime still feels his energy. Jaime has her share of good vs. bad days.

He was a funny. He was loving. He was a practical joker. He was always scaring his sister, Bailey and making her cry or mad. Griffin loved his friends and family. 

Her faith keeps her strong and living. Her ties to the Out of the Darkness walks and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention give her grief and remembrance a vehicle. But there are days when just getting out of bed takes a Mack truck effort.

We thank Jayme for trusting us and sharing her story with us. We curate these conversations to perpetuate hope and start a conversation regarding mental health. Remember it just takes one person to make a difference. You can make a difference by donating to AFSP in honor of Griffin by clicking this link

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