The LoveLikeReed organization's mission is to help support the mental health of children and families in our community by providing financial assistance for counseling. If you know someone in need, please reach out to us.
Reed Allen Schonberger
February 20, 2003 - December 19, 2018
It's OK to not be OK
Reed was a sophomore at Etowah High School. He was a loving, smart, talented, well-liked and seemingly a strong and mentally healthy 15 year old when he took his own life on December 19, 2018. What none of us knew was that Reed was hurting...he was not okay. Reed didn't talk about his pain, and didn't show signs of depression, so no one knew he needed help coping with his challenges. Every person that knew Reed was completely shocked that he ended his life. Signs of depression or anxiety are not always obvious.
Shortly after Reed's passing, we gave feet to our grief. LoveLikeReed, Inc. was created. This non-profit, 501(c)3 organization will honor Reed's life, by continuing his legacy of loving, helping, and serving others. Our mission is to erase the stigma that depression and anxiety carry and to help our local schools and community provide safe places for our children to talk to a professional when they are hurting or struggling. They need to know that It's OK To Not Be OK and when they share their feelings they can find hope and help to move past their current situation. Let's keep talking and communicating so together we can save lives.
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Prevention & Crisis Contacts
At LoveLikeReed, Inc. we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change. Don't be afraid to contact the lines below or pass them on to someone who might be in need.
They are available 24/7/365
Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Suicide Text Line: Text HELP to 741741
Peer2Peer Warm Line: 888-945-1414
Georgia Crisis and Access Line:
Helping Yourself and Others
With this initiative, our goal is to promote awareness and helpful information for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Understanding mental health issues is where we need to start.
Reed lives on in all of us. His friends and family are committed to keeping his memory alive and continuing to raise awareness through his name. Suicide and Mental Health is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
Download these free apps from the app store to your phone and share with friends.
Teen Hotlines App
Not Ok App
It's Ok to Not be Ok