I was first exposed to suicide when I was 7 years when my half brother tried to take his own life several times. As a result of this from an early age I considered it as an option within my frame of reference. This has led to a number of suicide attempts in the past. Having addressed my issues, I want to ensure that no young person feels like suicide is their only option and that they have the support to speak out. The OLLIE Foundation does critical work raising awareness of suicide, breaking the stigma surrounding it; but most importantly providing specific training to give people the skills to have difficult conversations and keep young people safe and it's a privilege to be part of it.
“Since TJ died my world has become an emptier place. If I can do anything to stop others experiencing this then that’s what I must do.”
Chris Sibley, Founder