Remembering Josh
September is National Suicide Prevention month. Today Gr8ter honors the life of Josh Scott Fowler.

 Gr8ter Remembers Josh Scott Fowler

So many of us have grieved someone who was taken from this world too soon. Today Gr8ter honors the life of Josh Scott Fowler. Below is a message from his family who wish for just one more day with him. Their lives are forever changed by suicide.

“Joshua Scott Fowler lost his life to suicide on June 28, 1999. He had an infectious laughter, and a smile that would light up the room. He had a heart of gold and was always serving others. He would give you the shirt off his back. He was just 16 when he died and 22 years later, he is missed every day. 

Josh, I hope to live my life so you can be proud of me and I can keep your memory alive. I love you.” – Kendra Nicolaysen.

Top of Tamarack

On September 24th, Josh will be one of our many honorees at Top of Tamarack, Gr8ter’s mental health awareness and suicide prevention event. Our honorees come from all walks of life. Different paths, different experiences, different interests. And while they all may have lost their lives to suicide, it’s the powerful impact they had that unites them. Their lives had value. Their legacies are important. They had laughs that were contagious and smiles that lit up rooms. They were someone’s friend. They were someone’s family member. They were loved. We pick up the torch they left behind to ensure their powerful flames never go dark. Sharing memories of who they were and why they were so adored allows their light to shine on.

Join us on September 24th 2022 as we honor Josh and many more who were lost too soon at Top of Tamarack!

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Help is 3 Digits Away

Your struggles are valid. There are people available to listen and offer support any time of day, any day of the week. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or self-harm, or struggling with mental health in any way, help is now just three digits away. You can call or text 988 for immediate mental health help. Please know that while the crisis line can be lifesaving for people thinking of suicide or self-harm, you don’t need to be at risk to use it. If you are struggling in any way with your mental health, reach out. Help is available.

We are here for you.

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