ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A St. Petersburg woman is spreading positivity on Christmas in hopes of saving lives.
- St. Pete woman uses signs to spread positivity
- Tiffany Mills places uplifting signs across Pinellas County
- She hopes the signs will help save lives
"Holidays bring out the best but they also bring out the hardest times for other people especially if you’re struggling," Tiffany Mills said. "So I really wanted to do something for those people."
The holidays can be triggering to people going through mental health struggles.
That’s why Mills is making uplifting signs and placing them all over Pinellas County.
"It’s got the suicide prevention hotline, it’s got like inspirational quotes," she said.
You may have seen her signs around town before. She started making them earlier this year.
It all goes back to April at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, when Mills found out someone jumped, ending their life.
"It really hit home for me because I’ve been in that position where I’ve thought about doing things like that and come close to it so I wanted to really do something about it," she said.
She began putting signs on the bridge.
They were eventually replaced with more permanent signs.
Since then, she's been spreading them all over the county. Some days, she even holds them up herself.
"If they’re struggling, I hope it’s the sign they’ve been looking for that it’s ok. Don’t leave. Stay," she said.
The suicide prevention lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress 24/7. It also provides prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
To reach the lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255.