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You might ask, Kelly why do you do this fundraiser every year? or why do you earn money for the Task Force? I do this fundraiser in memory of my dad Dick Sayre. He committed suicide on December 18th, 1993. I want people to know that my dad was an amazing man. He was the most selfless man I have ever known, and he was in a pain I hope I never know. Most people don't understand depression unless they have it too. It's not talked about and suicide is even more taboo. Here at Break the Silence we want to take away the shame, the stigma, the lies, and falsehoods. We want you to know you can ask, you can talk, you can find support here. The Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force does this too. Their LOSS Team is there on-site with the family at the same time as the police and emergency services. They hold their hand answer the questions they can and cry with them if that's what they need. They are there for them after too. They also do educational and support preventive efforts as well. I would have benefited from an organization like this, yet it was not provided 27 years ago. I want to make sure it stays available for anyone going forward. Hopefully, the need for the LOSS team will diminish, until then I am grateful for these people who will be there for those that are in the dark, with a little light. 

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Break the Silence Speaker Event

We are honored to be bringing you these excellent speakers. They will be supporting, educating, and inspiring our mission of suicide prevention.

December 18th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PT on Zoom we will meet together as one, in an effort to create a safe space to share and know we are not alone.

Our speakers are donating their time and talents to us with the desire to create change. Change for you, your loved ones, and the world. They will stand as a light in the darkness to all who need them.

Let me introduce you to one of our speakers now.

To register for this event click this link. At this time you will be also giving a $25 donation to the Task Force. Thank you!

Or you can purchase a VIP ticket for a $50 donation. This will make you eligible to receive an event box, full of gifts from the task force, our speakers, and Break the Silence. There are only 20 of these tickets available so act fast. We will try our best to get you your box before the event. Thank you!!

 

We here at Break the Silence want you to know how important you are in spreading the word about our mission and fundraiser. Please share this with those you know it would benefit. Thank you again! We will break the silence together.

Join our group here

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Tony Gapastione is a filmmaker, pastor, and nonprofit CEO of BraveMaker. His work is dedicated to storytelling as a way to affect positive mental health and create healing, justice, diversity, and inclusion. He supports this movement by storytelling, to normalize taboo conversations and reject shame. He believes that we need a new language about suicide, so you can find safe people and places to process your trauma and pain, and you might find healing through creativity.

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Tracy has been personally impacted by multiple suicides in her dad's family. The shame and silence have brought destruction into a family already plagued with mental health struggles. She has learned to walk a path that includes forgiveness and working through her grief by using the power of essential oils. She is especially interested in supporting people through emotional release and letting go of negative thinking patterns. One way that she does this is through the power of essential oils paired with the Aroma Freedom Technique. She was certified in this technique in 2018 and have been supporting people through memory release, goal setting, grief work, stress release, and more ever since.

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Darcy Massey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked for Tulare County for over 20 years in various positions. She began her career with the county as a social worker for Child Welfare Services (CWS). She has also held the following positions within CWS: Clinical Social Worker, Supervising Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Family Advocate Manager. In 2019, she transferred to Mental Health as the Family Advocate Manager for the agency. She has been an active member of the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force for over 10 years serving previously as the co-chair of the task force. In January 2021, she took over the direction of the task force. She is a member of the LOSS (local outreach for survivors of suicide) Team, provides grief and bereavement counseling for survivors of a suicide loss, and helps facilitate the attempt survivor support group.

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