In August of 2009 we lost Jamie Leigh Wilson to depression and suicide, she was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, and friend; after our community lost two more individuals in the coming year, we felt compelled to do something about it.
In February of 2012, we developed the non-profit organization, Just Live, Inc. along with the music festival as a healing process for us as survivors, to show our dedication and devotion to our loved ones and this cause, and to say that it will be our “Labor of Love” to work endlessly as a community, to end this illness, so that they will not have died in vain.
The heart and soul of this organization was created by five individuals, and a community who were a huge part of Jamie Leigh Wilson’s life, who choose to honor Jamie’s memory and all those lost to this illness. And while the numbers continue to grow, we continue to fight so we can hold on and help others.
It is our mission to provide suicide prevention education to our community, financial support to related supportive organizations, and emotional support to anyone affected by suicide, depression and mental illness, so that others may Just Livemore positively.