“When you first get sober, you feel like a superhero. You feel real emotion because you’ve been suppressing it forever. It’s so much easier to navigate what’s important.” – Mac Miller
Siena was a beautiful person inside and out who was taken from this world far too soon. She was a mere 21 years old when she died of a fentanyl overdose on September 14, 2020 in the basement of her own home.
Siena’s God given gifts included her intelligence and her kindness towards others. She had a heart the size of the Grand Canyon and was always willing to help out a friend in need – even if it was not always in Siena’s best interest. She suffered from mental illness that reared its ugly head when she was 12 years.
With the drug addiction known to her, she refused to seek help from intensive in-patient drug rehabilitation therapy for fear of being judged by her family and friends. She researched other ways, but did not realize she needed to be the one to make that change. The vivitrol shot was in her mind, but it never saw the light of day. Siena wanted to avoid the stigma and shame our society puts on drug addicts.
Percocet’s became an outlet for her continued emotional pain. After withdrawing during the Summer of 2020, her craving for those missing emotions grew even stronger. Eventually, those Percocet’s took her emotions away as well as her life.
Become a Supporter Today
You can help Stop The Judgment Project break the stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders by becoming more compassionate towards those afflicted with a condition and supporting those in need, educating yourself and others about the complexity of substance abuse and mental health disorders, and donating to Stop the Judgment Project.
What is Stop The Judgment Project?
Stop the Judgment Project is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which has been granted tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
What is stop the judgment's vision?
The mission of Stop the Judgment Project is to raise awareness of the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders - particularly in young people - through educating the public about the complexity of these issues, addressing society’s apathy towards those suffering and offering support to those in need.
Why Should I donate to Stop the Judgment?
Stigma, shame and judgment are experienced by many suffering from substance abuse and mental health disorders. These issues can create a barrier for those who may benefit from treatment and support. They may be afraid of potential judgment from the people in their lives and society at large. Addressing the stigma, shame and judgment is one step to preventing countless tragedies, from drug overdoses to suicides.
How can I partner with Stop The Judgment?
You can help STJP break the stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders by (1) becoming more compassionate towards those afflicted with a condition and supporting those in need, (2) educating yourself and others about the complexity of substance abuse and mental health disorders, and (3) donating to Stop the Judgment Project.
Where do i mail my donation to stop the judgment?
Stop the Judgment Project, 1807 Willow Oak Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
What is Stop The Judgment's Tax id number?
Stop The Judgment's Tax ID Number is: EIN # 86-2065648