Since my son Alex was murdered in the Aurora Theater massacre I have made a commitment to do what I can so that other families don’t experience what we have. A part of that is being vocal and upfront with how it has impacted us emotionally. I wear the pain of Alex’s murder every day and I share that publicly.
I believe that is an important part I can play in mental health awareness. I can talk about the pain and work with others on plans to work on solutions all while being in the public eye. That fact I believe will help others know that they too can work through their pain and that they aren’t alone in their struggle. An example of someone you can see working through it and helping to enact change I hope is encouraging to others. I hope that they will join us to find some comfort together.