Who We Are
We Live On is a charitable organization that was started by Adam and Susan Ward to honor their sons, and to contribute to finding solutions to the systemic tragedies that are caused by poor mental health, drug addiction, and the inadequate systems that are presently in place to deal with these problems. The organization is an IRS designated tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. We will be planning worthwhile events for the community, as well as assisting with fundraising and events held by other worthwhile organizations in our area of Western North Carolina. This website is intended to be a means of providing education and also for promoting advocacy for other non-profits that are on the front lines of this battlefield. Below you will find information and links for help
Are You Grieving?
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one due to any circumstance, you do not need to navigate this alone. There are several support groups that meet where you can find compassion and guidance. Some are national organizations that have local chapters. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Drug addiction and drug-related deaths are at an all time high. In 2017 there were over 72,000 deaths in the US due to accidental overdose. Over 30,000 of those death were due to the addition of fentanyl and its analogs. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
The American Psychiatric Association states that depression affects 1 in 15 adults. According to US Dept of Health and Human Services, at any point in time, 1 in every 10 children and adolescents are affected by serious emotional disturbances.
The NIMH estimate over 19% of adults, and over 30% of adolescents in the US suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Nearly 45,000 deaths from suicide occur each year - that's 123 people every day. It is estimated that for every suicide death, there are 25 people who attempt. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO