We believe in a future where the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness is erased.

Providing compassionate comfort for those affected by suicide or mental/brain health illness and pain.

Let’s change the definition of suicide to change the conversation
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CURRENT EVENTS

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  1. i understand suicide is an effect of illness or pain
  2. i understand mental/brain health illnesses are treatable and preventable
  3. i understand stigma is the #1 reason why someone would not seek treatment for mental/brain illness; education and awareness are vital to saving and changing lives
  4. i understand reaching out to those who are suffering could save a life; let someone know you are available and treat them with respect and compassion
  5. i understand most people who are suicidal do not want to die; they want their pain to end
  6. i understand speaking out about suicide may empower others to share their stories
  7. i understand feelings of guilt are part of the grieving process on the way to finding peace and acceptance
  8. i understand those who die by suicide do make it to heaven

Change the Conversation, Change Lives

Love heals and can be found in unexpected places.

Vonnie Woodrick, founder of i understand, shares her passion for changing the definition of suicide and how her journey led to hope and understanding.

Our Partners

Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1.800.273.8255 (TALK) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741

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.

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💗We love showing love, whether it’s the unconditional love of pink or the strength of gold. 

💛Share the love by giving a ‘heart of gold’ candle to someone who has been there for you when needed. 

Available for a limited time! All proceeds go to support our mission. 

💛Order your heart of gold candle today at www.limaunitedbylove.com or at any of our incredible participating retailers:

 Parooz, Lavender & Lace Boutique,  Kennedys Flowers & Gifts, Jenison Artisan Market, Leighs,  Covet Leisure, Pink Lounge: Dry Salt Therapy, Body Sculpt Better Body Bar & Spa, The James Salon & Spa, Ball Park Floral & Gifts, Fans In The Stands, Nourish Rockford, Polka Dots Old Town Lansing, Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC, 
The Green Brick Boutique,  Nighthawk Grille & Bar

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Love these! What a great idea!! ❤️

💗Will you take 22 minutes for you? 

Find a comfortable and cozy place to relax with this guided meditation. 

You deserve it.

It’s all about you in 2022! 

Click the link and begin to feel the peace. 

https://youtu.be/8dQj-m2RXcI

#allaboutyouin22
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#iunderstandpainloveandhealingaftersuicide
#betheoneforsomeone
#iunderstandloveheals
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Saving this one.Thanks,Vonnie💖💖.

💗💛Show someone how much YOU appreciate the strength they give and the love they show with a LIMA-United By Love, ‘heart of gold’ candle tin. 

🤗We all have someone who is there when we need them the most. The ‘heart of gold’ candle for only $12 makes the perfect gift. 

🕯LIMA will be raising funds for i understand (501c3 non-profit organization in Ada, MI) through our heart of gold candle. 
 
👏LIMA will donate 100% of the profits to i understand at the end of the campaign (February 28th).
 
PRODUCT DETAILS
- 7oz. gold metal tin
- hand poured with love in Grand Rapids, MI
- pink heart scent - exquisite blend of grapefruit, lemon peel and pomegranate with undertones of cedar and rosemary.
- non- toxic fragrance made with essential oils
- no added paraffin, chemicals, or dyes
- 40 hr burn time

😊Order your heart of gold candle today at www.limaunitedbylove.com

 Or stop by at any of our incredible participating retailers Parooz, Lavender & Lace Boutique,  Kennedys Flowers & Gifts, Jenison Artisan Market, Leighs, Covet Leisure, Pink Lounge: Dry Salt Therapy Body Sculpt Better Body Bar & Spa, The James Boutique, Ball Park Floral & Gifts, Fans In The Stands, Nourish Rockford, Polka Dots - Old Town Lansing Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC,
The Green Brick Boutique Nighthawk Grille & Bar or info@iunderstandloveheals.org 

📸 Special thanks to Lisa for all our amazing campaign pics L. Hampton Photography

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💗 plan to visit NightHawk tomorrow for dinner and candles!!!

Do the participating retailers have the pink I understand hearts as well?

💗Tonight - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Loss Support Group. 

Let’s navigate life after loss together. 

Masks are required. 

Register and info here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/i-understand-11092895495

Questions - info@iunderstandloveheals.org 

#iunderstandpainloveandhealingaftersuicide
#changetheconversationwithus
#allaboutyouin22
#betheoneforsomeone
#iunderstandloveheals

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