The Honor Project is a year round project focused on honoring mental health everyday by empowering individuals to share their stories, get educated, and be supported as they continue on their journey.

Read or share a story. You are not alone

These stories belong to members of the Honor Connor Community. All are welcome.

Never Stop Advocating For Yourself

"Key things I have learned on my journey are to prioritize self care and to never surrender. Keep fighting and advocating for your mental health."
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My Journey

“I’m a suicide attempt survivor. It was the sharing that happened in those Groups where I found that I could relate to everyone and that helped take the fear out of knowing myself. I wasn’t alone.”
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dys•FUN•ctional

“…learn about the past and create a safe space for your family to keep talking about mental health.”
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My sister

“She’s survived generations of trauma, mental health challenges + substance abuse. I’m so proud she is still here holding on to her faith as her source of hope!”
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My Dad

“Today, I have a series of things I do to maintain my mental health… 12 step program, meditation, therapy, exercise.”
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My Big Brother

"...he would want us to celebrate..."
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Losing my nephew to suicide

I lost my nephew Connor to addiction and mental illness. He was loved, kind, talented, thoughtful, intelligent, and he struggled! His path was difficult, and all the love of his family was not enough...
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By Connor's Mom

“Connor had big dreams for his life and those dreams included helping others with similar struggles.”
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By Connor's Dad

“It amazes me how this terrible loss has turned into a mission for me to Honor Connor the rest of my life.”
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Honoring my wife

My grief will never end but it keeps changing shape.
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View more stories here…

We invite and encourage everyone from all walks of life to share their stories and experiences with mental health, addiction and suicide. The more we talk about it, the more we realize we are not alone on our journeys. This is just one way to hold onto hope. 

Share your story here

Let's get educated

Learning more about mental health will help us all to show up better for ourselves and others

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21% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2020 (52.9 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.
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5.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2020 (14.2 million people). This represents 1 in 20 adults.
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16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)
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6.7% of U.S. adults experienced a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in 2020 (17 million people)

Youth

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34

Adults

Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 44.

Veterans & Active Duty Service Members

Nearly 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition

BIPOC Communities

Among adults with mental health conditions only 31% of blacks and Hispanics and 22% of Asians received services, while 48% of white adults received services.

LGBTQ Communities

40% of transgender adults have attempted suicide in their lifetime, compared to less than 5% of the general U.S. population.

These statistics represent US populations, but no matter where we are in the world, we can learn about our individual experiences by having conversations with those around us. 

Need help starting the conversation?

We get it… talking about our thoughts, feelings and emotions is not always easy. That’s why we created a helpful tool – The Honor Connor Conversation Starter Digital Toolkit. Check it out here!

Looking for helpful resources for yourself & others?

We understand that some days all of us need a little more support… and you deserve that support. Below you will find various resources from hotlines and coping tips, to podcasts and books.

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