Monday, 18 August 2014

The Red Lipstick Foundation

The nature of today's post is very different from the beauty related topics I would usually write about but this is an important and sensitive issue that needs to be addressed; suicide. This week, it will be 3 months since I tragically lost someone very close to me. A special someone who was a beloved twin, sister, auntie, daughter, grandaughter and friend. Someone who had everything to live for but just couldn't cope. Unfortunately, there is not enough professional help out there for those who really need it. This needs to change.

Brittany's incredible family have set up The Red Lipstick Foundation to offer support to anyone who has been affected by depression and suicide. Whether you're a family in need of support or a victim of depression that needs help, you can talk to people who have been through similar traumatic experiences and can relate to your situation. ''The Red Lipstick Foundation is dedicated to supporting families bereaved by suicide and passionate about education for awareness of mental health issues" you are able to find/ contact them via their websiteFacebook page and read honest and heart felt posts on their blog. Many people have already got in contact, which is encouraging, so let's keep spreading the word, please like/ share so we can get to as many people as humanly possible and hopefully reach those who need help. 

It's become more apparent to me that sometimes those with the biggest smiles are in the most pain. It's important to know that you are not alone and although it may not seem like it now, things will get better. Find somebody you trust and tell them how you're feeling. Making that first step can sometimes be the most difficult, but has hard is it may seem, once that first step has been made, each step after that will get slightly easier; a day at a time. 
A little bit about Brit:
Anyone who knew Brittany will be able to tell you what an intelligent, courageous, young woman she was. Brittany seemed to have a strong love for life and everything around her, from the smallest insect to the tallest tree, Brit had the most genuine caring nature and always put others needs before her own. This kind and effortless, caring nature made her approachable to everyone who knew her and she would always be there to offer advise or a shoulder to cry on. Brittany's vibrant presence never failed to brighten up a dull day, and like most 19 year olds, she often had wild nights out with her friends. Brittany was quirky and stylish and was commonly known for her hilarious sense of humour and, of course, red lipstick. 

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