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Phoenix suicide awareness group going viral thanks to social media focus

Dec 6, 2016, 5:35 AM | Updated: 11:40 am

Commit Campaign founders Kelsey Oney (right) and Christina Tetreault are shown. (Commit Campaign Ph...

Commit Campaign founders Kelsey Oney (right) and Christina Tetreault are shown. (Commit Campaign Photo)

(Commit Campaign Photo)

PHOENIX — A Phoenix organization working to raise suicide awareness and start a conversation surrounding the stigma associated with mental health is going viral in the process.

The Commit Campaign is gaining online fame with its social media-led, photo-based campaign aimed at breaking the stigma associated with mental health, mental illness and suicide.

Led by two Valley locals and survivors of suicide loss, Kelsey Oney and Christina Tetreault, the Commit Campaign platform has created a community where people can speak without judgment about loss, suicide prevention, mental illness and survival.

Participants first pledge to the Commit Campaign on social media and then either share their personal story or commit to one of the pledges on the Commit Campaign’s website.

One such pledge reads, “I commit to being an ally for those that live with mental illness. I commit to stand up and educate others who believe that living with a mental illness is not a choice.”

The pledges and stories are then shared across the Commit Campaign’s social media streams — including Instagram and Facebook — using the hashtag #CommitCampaign.

Each post shows a photo of the contributor with the word “commit” on their hand and the pledge or personal story is outlined in the description.

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Phoenix suicide awareness group going viral thanks to social media focus