Alex Block Unfinished Story Foundation
Alex’s Unfinished Story Memorial Foundation was created to honor the memory of Alex Block, who lost his battle with cooccurring mental health struggles and addiction on December 28, 2017, at the age of 23. The foundation will be devoted to aiding those individuals/families that lack the funds to make recovery a reality, as well as organizations whose mission is to support families of a loved one who struggles with mental health and addiction. Distributions will be awarded to suicide prevention and mental health organizations, as well as individuals.
2nd Annual Alex Block Memorial Golf Tournament
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A message from Dana Horowitz
December 28, 2017 will forever be etched in my memory. That morning I awoke to a text and a voice message from Alex that changed my life forever; he had lost his battle with mental illness and had completed suicide. Alex was 23 years old.
For the past four years I have worked with NAMI Bucks County to elevate mental health education so that others can find the support that Alex didn’t. Years of seeking help brought only treatments that ranged from useless to absurd. Psychiatric professionals gave him a primary diagnosis of substance abuse after he had already been to several inpatient health facilities when in fact Alex was self-medicating to try and overcome a combination of mental health disorders.
Alex had tough times – he struggled with parts of himself, and that sometimes manifested itself in seeming that he was struggling with us. But he was always concerned, and would always say, “I am a good person, aren’t I?“ And that he certainly was. I would give anything in the world for another five minutes on the phone with him, but I can’t get that, and so I am here today in his name, doing the things I think he would want me to be doing on his behalf.
We are here to raise funds, but also to tell Alex’s story so that others can learn from his life, his successes, and his struggles. It is vitally important to make the conversation about mental health public, to shine a light on it, removing the shame and the stigma. That’s the only way to help people who are suffering and struggling find the help and support they need. This is how we tell Alex’s story, this is how we act in his name and on his behalf to help people. I know that Alex is looking down and is proud of us, sharing his story and continuing the crusade for mental health.
Dana B. Hurwitz
- Dana Hurwitz
- Nathan Hurwitz
Alex’s Unfinished Story
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