On January 25th 2021, we lost not only a friend, but someone we called brother. Michael was not only an amazing person who could make any time a good time, he also cared deeply about other people's well-being. He put others before himself and even to the very end, he always had that amazing and beautiful smile.
Despite the happiness that Michael portrayed on the outside, he was dealing with something internally. He masked all the pain he was going through so that no one would have to worry about him. He always wanted to make sure everyone around him was ok. Sadly, our sweet Michael lost his battle to depression and took his own life, leaving behind a beautiful caring family and an army of friends who love and miss him so much.
Michael's tragic death continues to deeply effect all who knew him, we know without a shadow of a doubt that he would want us to turn his tragedy into something positive. He would help somebody. That is why three of Michael's friends started this foundation in his name. The Michael C. Harte Foundation aims to help the fight against the disease of suicide, encourage people to speak up and seek help, and to motivate others to reach out and help someone.
We can't bear seeing another friend take their own life because of depression and despair. It's time to fight back and show that love will always prevail against darkness and hatred.
Please consider partnering with us in our call to action and let's help someone who needs to hear a positive message, full of grace, and hope for a better tomorrow.
Although our sweet Michael is not here with us physically, we know he is in a better place looking down on us with a smile. Thank you for your support and for joining us in raising awareness for the importance of mental health.- Neta, Phebe, James