Tracy lost her cousin, Sue Ann Griffin, to suicide in 1990 and her dad, Milton Johnson Griffin, in 1994. In those years, suicide and mental illness were subjects that were not spoken of. Later in life, between the years of 2006 and 2016, suicide took the lives of five more people that she personally knew. Tracy knew for many years that she wanted to do something to help prevent suicide in her community. She was well aware of the effects suicide had on the loved ones left behind. Mental illness not only takes the lives of those that suffer, but in turn, those left behind later suffer---
“The person who completes suicide, dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand … Why?” – Clark (2001).
Having had multiple conversations with Hallie about doing “something”, the idea of Untold Strength finally came to fruition and with the help of Hallie and Donna, Tracy made her dream come true and passionately works to prevent anyone else from experiencing the pain of being left behind.
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