Family & Parenting

This Dad Is Putting Up Inspirational Signs Around Town To Help Prevent Suicide

This is wonderful. Do you know anyone who does something similar?

When a father of two young girls in Seattle heard about four teen suicides in a nearby county, he decided to spread messages of positivity. Little did he know that his simple act of kindness would spread throughout his community and beyond.

That father, Colby Wallace, became fed up when he realized that the rise in suicides wasn’t getting talked about enough.

“These were local high school students and no one was really talking about it,” Wallace, 42, told Yahoo Lifestyle.

So, he decided to do something that would not only raise awareness about mental health issues but would hopefully help those who are struggling feel less alone. That’s when a friend told him about the Don’t Give Up Movement, which was started by Amy Wolff and her family in Newberg, Oregon.

In a video on the Don’t Give Up website, Wolff describes the movement as completely accidental — she and her family were just trying to spread a little positivity via yard signs after they heard how high the suicide rate was in their community. They had no idea it would catch on like it did.

“The idea of encouraging yard signs had been bouncing around in my head for years but it was always ‘just a silly idea.’  That is until May 2017 — then it became the something,” the site states.

As you can see on Don’t Give Up’s Instagram page, you can spot these signs planted in flower beds, yards — just about everywhere: