Where are you from?
Why are you involved with Six Feet Over?
Often families have certain proclivities – sports, occupations, bad hair – our family trended toward mental health issues and suicide. It’s important for me to be involved in a project that helps families deal with suicide in such a nurturing and unconventional way.
What emotional reasons?
Both my father and my brother died by suicide when I was in college. If there had been something like SFO back then, I think it would have made me feel like less of a freak because families are treated with such caring and dignity.
What’s your day job?
Who is your hero?
Can I have more than one? Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Marian Diamond. Elizabeth Warren. To name a few…
What do you like to do in your free time?
Hang out with family/friends. Eat. Watch Netflix. Walk/hike with our dog. Play tennis. Read. Listen to music. Talk politics and get really frustrated.
What really burns your biscuit?
Right wing ideology and hypocrisy.
Your favorite quote:
I have many, but here’s one I love: “Don’t take my devils away, because my angels may flee too.” Rainer Maria Rilke
I can’t live without:
Coffee — hate that I’ve become that person.
If you could tell a younger you one thing, what would it be?
Don’t try to be so damn cool. There are more important things, like talking and listening and dealing with stuff. I would have told me to be an activist when I was a kid – fight for it…
Ready to rock our gear?
Ready to help?
Six Feet Over is not an emergency resource. If you or someone you know is in crisis, you have options. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), call 911, or visit your nearest Emergency Room.
We are a non-profit organization servicing the great state of Michigan. We work to strengthen our community by spreading awareness and educating others about mental illness and suicide prevention, supporting and advocating on behalf of those in need, and connecting them with resources.