In 140 characters or less, people from all over the world shared inspiring tweets that serve as a powerful reminder to seek treatment for mental illness and to start a conversation about what really matters.
Daniel Fitzpatrick died so that his voice would finally be heard. This 13-year-old boy's message is starting a conversation about awareness, bullying and the importance of listening to cries for help.
From sexual abuse victim to two-time Olympic gold medalist, Kayla Harrison is a force to be reckoned with. The 26-year-old judo champion is determined to help others through her experience, and make sure that future victims never feel alone in their fight.
Now competing at her third Summer Games, six-time U.S. Olympic swimming medalist Allison Schmitt hopes talking about her experience with depression and loss offers a lifeline to other people and athletes.
"If you spend 102 days completely focused on ONE thing you can achieve miracles. Make a film, write a novel, get MMA ripped, kick heroin, learn a language, travel around the world. Fall in love with someone. Get 'em to love you back." —Patton Oswalt
After winning a gold medal in 2000, Anthony Ervin retired from swimming and auctioned off his medal before hitting rock bottom. Years of depression, suicide, drugs and hopelessness led him down a path of destruction. Now, 35, Ervin has overcome even the worst of his demons as he leads the 2016 U.S. Swim team in Rio de Janeiro.
I’m not scared to talk about suicide anymore, I’m scared to stay silent. Silence is what fuels my depression. Silence turns thoughts into obsessions, and obsessions lead to actions. Silence is the deadliest weapon of all. Silence kills. I know my silence will kill me. And I don’t want to die.