It's September and when that time comes I dance around my bedroom replaying Earth, Wind & Fire - September. I'm not sure when this happened but evidently, summer is over. I had a lot of canceled plans, many adventures that I work towards to look forward to. So many of us didn't get the summer we anticipated which is why I worked with my friends at Collins & Coupe to curate a limited time only special collaboration box!
The Tropical Escapism Box 🌴🏖☀️👙is a nod to all of the summer plans you didn’t get to do. Perhaps you didn’t get to celebrate your 40th birthday in Tulum. Or you didn’t get to go on your jaguar shark diving trip in Palau. Hawaii is still closed until October, no Tiki Oasis and no Indiana Jones adventures in Sri Lanka.
Send a tiki drink to someone who needs to get away!
🌴 Palm Leaf Glass
🗿 Tiki Shot Glass
🍹 Perfectly Cordial Caramelized Pineapple Coconut Mixer
🔖 Sticker with 10% discount on your next @collinsandcoupe
The caramelized pineapple 🍍 and coconut 🥥 water cocktail mixer by @perfectcordial takes you to your favorite tropical vacation place. By sending this box you’ll also be supporting a woman and black owned business and our beloved USPS!
Cheers to democracy! 🍹Pre-order now on the website 😎 I only have 6 of these left!
Back to School Promotion
I am still offering $15 off the Frontline Gratitude, Stay at Home and Stay at Home Family Edition Boxes for you to send to your kiddos starting kindergarten or college, your neighbor parents who are hanging on by a thread or all the educators out there making it work. Use promo code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout.
Lastly, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Click here for great informational and crisis resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Below are some figures to help you grasp the importance of this month and how we can do our part to show up for others.
- 75% of all people who die by suicide are male.
- Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are nearly 4x more likely to die by suicide.
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 and the 4th leading cause of death for people 35-54
- The overall suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 31% since 2001
- 46% of people who die by suicide had a diagnosed mental health condition
- While half of individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosed mental health condition, research shows that 90% experienced symptoms.
- In 2017, suicide was:
- the second leading cause of death for American Indian/Alaska Natives between the ages of 10-34.
- the second leading cause of death for African Americans, ages 15-24.
- the leading cause of death for Asian Americans, ages 15-24.
- the second leading cause of death for Hispanic people in the U.S., ages 15-34.
- American Indian/Alaska Native adults die by suicide at a rate 20% higher than
- non-Hispanic white adults.
- Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than straight youth.
- Transgender people are 12 times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population.
- 10% of young adults say they experienced suicidal thoughts in the past year.
As a simple reminder, be loud about the things that matter and please register to vote!
Take care of yourself and each other,