535 unneeded suicide notes and counting.
The first time a teenager handed Robb Nash a suicide note was five years ago.
A principal called the Winnipeg-based musician to give a talk at a school where a student had recently taken their life. The student's note mentioned a suicide pact, so Nash arrived knowing teens in the audience could be contemplating suicide themselves.
It’s a place Nash had been himself. After barely surviving a car crash as a teen, he was forced to stop playing the sports he loved. It was a devastating blow.
“I was in this really dark place emotionally where I didn’t want to be alive,” he said. “Everything you had planned out in life was stripped away.”
He shared his story with the school that day, telling the students how he pushed through his own dark thoughts.
“After the show this girl came up and handed me her suicide note. She was planning to take her life that weekend,” Nash told BuzzFeed Canada. She didn't need the note anymore.
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