In a post published on New Year's Eve, Kim tells us about the rest of her year.
With the death of her mother she was cut off from that side of the family—a shunning not unusual for an adoptee like Kim. Fired from a job she loved. She got sick, ended up in the hospital for two weeks, and diagnosed with Type II diabetes that now requires insulin. No health insurance because of no job. Two young children she is raising on her own, plus a drug addicted adult son who is a master manipulator.
A year like that might very well cause some people to throw in the towel and jump off the nearest bridge. But not Kim. Depressed, certainly. But she is a survivor, a woman who has a heart larger than her problems, and she has started a depression and suicide prevention website:
According to Kim, this is the mission of P.S.—We Love You:
We are dedicated to loving and supporting people who suffer from depression, self abuse or have suicidal thoughts. We are all committed to providing information and support, love and understanding and hopefully inspiration for anyone who is struggling with any of these issues.
I support this endeavor 1,000%, and I'll be adding the logo to my sidebar. If there is anything to steal around here, please take it.
The going won't be easy, and Kim knows it. But if she saves just ONE person out of hundreds, her efforts will be priceless.
I almost forgot. Kim wants each of us to have one of these for 2010 (I'm going to take two when she isn't looking):