Catalyst for Change © Kyle Poissonnier

Kyle was one of the engaging young men I had the joy to transport on my school bus all those years ago. He has created a successful business in Portland. Maine called Catalyst For Change Wear.  I am very proud of him.

I am sharing a cause that he believes in strongly with you today. I’ve shared his thinking with you below. Please help him raise awareness!

“Today we launch our third installment of our Suicide Awareness campaign with the sale of our semicolon hoodie. With each sale of these hoodies, we donate 25% profit directly to one of our beneficiaries One More Day Suicide Prevention. This money will help Katy Coffin continue to share her message and help those in need in Bangor. Katy first bought our suicide awareness hoodie in 2014 and told her story of survival wearing it. Suicide has affected so many over the years, and for me, it has been a personal experience over the past few years. Everyone from time to time doesn’t feel OK, or like they’re good enough. You are good enough. Make sure you tell someone if you ever feel that way, and if you’re a friend check in on your peers to make sure they are doing OK. Sometimes that’s all someone wants to hear. For those, we have lost, for those seeking help and for those in need. This is our semicolon hoodie. Let this be a flag for conversation.
Available now at

These hoodies are made in the USA, poly fleece and limited. They are pre-order so at the end of each week, the sales will be tallied, printed, and shipped out. At the end of the month, the sale will close until next year. Let’s try to make an even bigger impact than before.

With Love, Kyle”

Additional Facts About Suicide in the US
  • The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 12.93 per 100,000 individuals.
  • Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women.
  • On average, there are 117 suicides per day.
  • White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014.
  • Firearms account for almost 50% of all suicides.

Suicide Statistics



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