i understand is a non-profit organization that offers compassionate comfort to those affected by suicide and mental illness.
i understand is establishing understanding and compassionate communities by erasing stigma associated with suicide and
i understand was created by Vonnie Woodrick in 2014 in loving memory of her husband Rob who lost his battle with depression in 2003.
Based in Ada, Michigan, i understand provides compassionate comfort to individuals and communities by:
Through a partnership with Spectrum Health's Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, i understand funded a full-time clinical nurse specialist position, effective July 2017. This groundbreaking role in collaboration with a local mental health non-profit is the first of its kind in the country. Nurse Ashleigh Kearns is dedicated to educating hospital staff on mental health and providing patients and families with educational resources, emotional support and i understand care packages following a mental health crisis.
i understand mental health care packages are currently distributed at the following locations:
Pink is the color of unconditional love. We have to love ourselves and who we are enough to seek the help we need. The unconditional love we show to others, is to accept their struggles and who they are to offer love and support that is needed.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.