My Dad's Birthday and Mental Health Awareness Month

Today is my dad’s birthday. He would have been 63. It will be a tough day. This month is also Mental Health Awareness month and has been observed as such since 1949. To help ease the hurt of this day, I would like to do something special starting today through the end of the month. With any purchase made now through the end of May, we will donate 15% to suicide prevention organizations instead of our usual 10%. We have more information on the organizations that we donate to if you are interested. We are also running a mental health campaign on our Instagram page through the rest of May and into June. We are sharing infographics each week on Saturdays. Be sure to follow us there to keep up to date on those. I don’t want anyone to have to mourn their father on his birthday because of suicide. If you are stocked up on Beard Sauce and don’t need any more right now, please consider making a donation directly to one of our partners.

This is me and dad on my wedding day:

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

John A. Shedd