It’s a startling fact and since next week is National Suicide Prevention Week, The Don Cornelius Foundation is getting the word out to get people talking about depression and mental health and what we can do about it.
Two years ago, legendary radio and television personality and creator of Soul Train Don Cornelius took his own life and just a few weeks ago, actor Robin Williams also committed suicide following a long battle with depression.
These high profile celebrities have brought new attention to an issue which affects millions of people and their families.
The Don Cornelius Foundation was created to honor Don’s memory and to encourage families to come forward and ask for help.
Don’s son Tony Cornelius and the foundation’s Executive Director Fatima Cortez stopped by The WAVE to talk about suicide prevention, the foundation and an event they’re holding this Sunday to kick off National Suicide Prevention Week.
Join them along with surprise guests who share their mission to prevent suicide and support those who have lost loved ones. Proceeds will benefit the important work of New Directions for Veterans and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
“I Am The Face”, the National Suicide Prevention Week Kick Off
Presented by The Don Cornelius Foundation
Hosted by The WAVE’s Pat Prescott
Sunday September 7, 2014 from 3-6pm
Post & Beam
3767 Santa Rosalia Dr