The Importance of Remembrance and Memorial Jewelry

Yesterday’s post about my father’s suicide received a lot of positive attention both here on the blog and in conversations on Facebook.

It was wonderful to see the dialog about mental wellness and suicide open up around me, but what was equally striking was the number of private messages I received in which people privately expressed their experiences with suicide. Those who reached out via text and email wanted to share their thoughts and memories, but confidentially.

That’s exactly what XIZOZU’s all about. The ability to  honor an event or emotion, while still keeping it secret.

Personally I think it’s important to broaden the conversation about mental wellness, grief, trauma, and suicide, so I’ll talk about, or write about, my experience of losing my dad. Others aren’t there yet. I totally get that. Everyone processes grief differently and there’s no universal way to do it.

Above is one of the XIZOZU™ I will be likely wearing for the next few weeks. Its one I wear often. It honors the loss of a loved one through suicide. It’s where I can direct my affection, and sometimes draw  bit of strength, anytime I’m move to, especially when I touch it.

Honor your own achievements, challenges and loss with your won medals.

Get Yours

 

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