Last year I received an email from a good friend of mine, Reese Butler. About a decade ago, Reese founded the Kristin Brooks Hope Center — a national suicide prevention hotline to honor the memory of his wife who took her own life during a struggle with postpartum depression.
In his email to me, Reese asked for immediate financial help to save the hotline. I did what I could to help but it was not enough. So I posted his urgent request on the PostSecret website. Within one week over 900 visitors to www.PostSecret.com raised over $30,000, saving this national suicide prevention hotline that has since gone on to offer help to over 2,000,000 callers.
I believe some of the people who acted so heroically that week are reading this message today — Thank You.
To honor how the PostSecret community made a lasting difference in the real world that week, I will be personally donating $10 to hopeline for every new PostSecret book purchased on Sunday November 18th through www.PostSecret.com.