Expendable. Disposable. Sacrificial. – Caitlyn’s Story (pt. 1)

A seasoned Emergency Room nurse, with experience across the country, Caitlyn moved to Oregon in January right before the virus hit the U.S.. Caitlyn describes what colleagues’ term “PRE-TSD” as the anticipation of the virus arrival accompanied by a sense of imminent danger and anxiety due to the lack of preparation and effective communication. […]

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Anton’s Story

The biggest and most straightforward thing we can do is tell ourselves, our friends, our families, our human race that not being okay is okay. We don’t expect a lot of things to happen to us. I didn’t expect my father to kill himself. I expected Friday, December 6th, 2019, to be any typical teenager’s day, a day filled with procrastination, a lack of sleep, and good times with friends. And it was. Until I finally got home. […]

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Amaris’ Story

Amaris Standing at Podium

Amaris Kobolak, Communications Chair of The Quell Foundation Jr. Board of Directors and a student-athlete alumnus at the University of Pennsylvania, was the first speaker to lift her mask for the 2019 Masquerade Ball. She spoke to the pressures of “being perfect” and the pain endured through losing multiple teammates to suicide. […]

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A Letter to My Unborn Son

Person holding a baby

Today, May 7, is National Child Mental Health Awareness Day. Each year, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. For Quell-advocate and volunteer Dan Van Wert, the anticipation of the birth of his upcoming son inspired him to write the letter below in the Fall of 2015. We are proud to share it with you today. […]

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