i am wearing purple to alert anyone considering suicide, especially GLBTs, that i do not want them to die, and that they may talk to me if they need someone to talk to. for anonymous help, the Kristin Brooks Hopeline is an excellent resource, and they may be reached at 1-800-442-HOPE.
as of now, i am one of at least 1,608,576 people wearing purple today. i believe that fashion is a small thing CAN help change the world. if one person doesn't kill themselves because they see so many people wearing purple and offering a shoulder or an ear, then we have made a difference.