I'm putting on walk for suicide awareness and prevention in my hometown of Laredo, TX through the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness. Having lost both a friend and cousin to suicide, I feel passionately about bringing this issue to light. I want to make others feel comfortable talking about mental health issues and suicide because so many people are affected by them every day. I really think prevention can start with a simple conversation which can turn into a friendship, a calling, or a hope that you'll see better days. So lend your voice or ear to someone today. You really never know when a few words exchanged can be exactly what someone needed.