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After Her Son’s Suicide Attempt, Kelli Richardson Lawson Created A Podcast To Help Youth And Parents Alike Heal

“‘There was no conversation around mental health,’ Kelli Richardson Lawson recalls of her youth, growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. While she presently helps to facilitate conversations about mental wellness for the benefit of young people and parents alike through her organization and podcast, The SonRise Project, Lawson, like many Black men and women of earlier generations, grew up in a home where you didn’t talk about such things.”

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