Suzanne knew little about mental illness until the summer day in 2015 when her daughter Julia told her that she was depressed. Soon after everything turned upside down with the back to back suicides of her daughter’s two best friends. Suzanne is passionate about community building and is fiercely dedicated to positive change and so that people know that there is help and hope out there. She believes in the simple and compelling message of the YTP and wants it to spread to schools and communities far and wide so that people know that things will get better and that suicide should never be an option. Suzanne is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at the University of New England with a focus on global mental health and stigma reduction across cultures. You can reach Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.