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*Trigger warning: This video discusses suicide and suicidal ideation, and some people might find it disturbing. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please, contact your physician, go to your local ER, or call the suicide prevention hotline in your country. For the United States: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), or message the Crisis Text Line at 741741. Both programs provide free, confidential support 24/7. Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive tackle, Solomon Thomas, lost his big sister Ella to suicide in 2018. Solomon has dedicated his life to sharing Ella’s story – he has worked with a myriad of nonprofit organizations to raise awareness for mental health / suicide prevention and has been the keynote speaker / a panel member at major mental health events. He also launched his own nonprofit organization, The Defensive Line, to train, educate and equip leaders of young people of color to be the mental health community that empowers a lifesaving connection. In this interview, discover how Solomon turned grief from family tragedy into action.

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