Judah Richardson Death – Judah Richardson, a member of the SCHOLAR community has tragically passed away. According to reports, Judah Richardson of Beverly Hills, Michigan died by suicide. He was announced dead this past weekend. Judah was tenacious, curious and always mastered what he did very quickly. He was deeply passionate and his sense of humour was a gift to all those who knew him. Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
We lost a member of the SCHOLAR community when Judah Richardson took his own life. His story and the love of the community which surrounded him were special. To honour Judah’s spirit, friends and family wish to create a scholarship in his name. The link below is for donations to the fund. Help is there for anyone struggling – please seek help by calling or texting 988.
Judah Richardson GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page has been established by Birmingham Student Loan & Scholarship Fund Association. The money raised through this effort will go towards funding a scholarship in Judah’s name. The page “Judah Richardson Memorial Scholarship” has raised $3,476 USD of the $5,000 goal.
“Friends and family are encouraged to make donations in memory of Judah Richardson. All proceeds will go towards funding a scholarship in Judah’s name. Judah was a SCHOLAR recipient, and we hope to keep his memory alive by supporting future award winners. The goal has been set at $5,000, but we hope to raise more in his memory.”
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), is a toll-free nationwide hotline operating 24/7. Comprising a network of over 200 independently operated and funded local call centers throughout the country, this lifeline offers compassionate and accessible support to those in need. Calls made to Lifeline centers are free and kept strictly confidential.
On July 16, 2022, the new three-digit dialing code 988 was introduced to direct callers to local 988 call centers. The existing number, 1-800-273-8255, remains functional, and both numbers lead to the same services. The 988 helpline caters to individuals experiencing distress related to behavioral health, including thoughts of suicide, mental health challenges, substance use crises, or any emotional distress. It also serves as a resource for concerned individuals seeking crisis support for their loved ones.
It is essential to emphasize that 988 is not solely intended for suicide-related crises. Instead, it serves as an easier-to-remember gateway to a fortified and expanded network of crisis call centers. The Lifeline’s support extends 24/7 to individuals reaching out via calls, chats, or texts, addressing a wide range of needs related to suicidal thoughts, mental health concerns, and substance use crises. The Lifeline’s dedicated team of trained crisis counselors is readily available to connect those seeking help with the appropriate support and care.
The family will release an obituary and funeral arrangements for Judah Richardson.
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