The annual Something Beautiful benefit was started to raise awareness for suicide, prevention, and mental health issues. I am so excited coming into our second year of the benefit because together we can continue to help people and raise even more awareness.
I used to be so desperate to die and not cause any more pain to everyone around me. My last suicide attempt was horrific and I was discharged from the hospital with deep cuts in both my wrists. At first, I was so ashamed and embarrassed of these deep healing cuts in my wrists. I knew when people saw them, they would immediately know what happened. After some time, I finally realized that these scars are beautiful and a reminder that I survived.
I decided to call the benefit Something Beautiful because I fully believe so much beauty can come from so much pain. This benefit is a voice for everyone we’ve lost and everyone who struggles with mental health issues. I want people to see it’s okay to struggle with mental health issues and that there is hope.
Thank you for your support as we attempt to reach as many people as we can.
Photo by Cody Gray
2nd Annual Something Beautiful Benefit
12pm – 8pm on July 27, 2019
@ Jefferson Park Golf Course
4101 Beacon Ave S. Seattle, WA 98126
A day honoring those we have lost and continuing the fight to raise awareness
Special Musical Guest Leify Green
Fun for the whole family!
Games, prizes, educational information, and a tour of The First Tee of Greater Seattle
All proceeds will be going to programs within The First Tee of Greater Seattle, a non-profit organization that supports youth development through the game of golf. For instance, Overlake Specialty School is a wonderful program that The First Tee partners with that provides specific care to our youth that struggle with mental health issues and disabilities. In addition, this year I’m starting a fund for families who need help with a therapist but can’t afford it. The First Tee is partnering with my therapist, Amanda Rausch LMFT,LLC, to take the stress off of the stigma around mental health issues.