If in crisis, call or text 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.


Testimonials from those who have benefitted
from the Will Hudson Scholarship Fund at Any Length Recovery

“I just wanted to say that I will never be able to put into words how grateful I am for the chance to come here because of the scholarship. I’m getting the chance to heal and be the mother my children deserve, the one I’ve always wanted to be, and learning to love myself. For that I cannot thank you enough.” 

“I have lost many people I have known to addiction and that number steadily grows. I knew that if I didn’t take this opportunity that I could very well be one of those people who don’t make it out alive. I am very grateful to your family to be able to receive the scholarship that has brought me to Any Length.”

“Will, Thank you so much for this opportunity for a better life. I also love music. This addiction and depression hurts. I’m so sorry it was too much for you. I’ve often thought of suicide…but there has to be another way. Thank you so much for helping me see this and giving me a chance to make it better. I love you! I believe we will meet each other in the after-life.” 

“Thank you for helping my family pay my entrance fee to Any Length Recovery. I am grateful to have this opportunity at a new way of life. Thank you for helping me see this. I am sorry for your loss and can only help pay it forward as you guys have.”

“Thank you for having faith in my recovery. I’m excited to start this new chapter of my life. It means a lot to me to have such support through this journey so thank you for your help.”

“I read Will’s story and can’t explain the gratitude I have for y’all. I lost my Dad to suicide and understand the struggles that come with a loss of that nature. I only hope that I can do Will justice by being able to find a way out of here. Maybe one day I can give back as y’all have so freely given to me.”

“I am now a recovering alcoholic and I myself have contemplated suicide before. I am very grateful for this opportunity to heal my heart, mind, and body. I’m here to do the thing and I meant it. You have helped me to be able to embark on this journey.”

“I am an addict and trying my best to get my life back. I am truly happy and excited to get this chance and without you and your scholarship, I would never be able to obtain this shot at life. So when I say thank you know I truly mean it from the bottom of my heart.”

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help from this scholarship. I would have loved to meet Will. He seems like he was a great man and it is honestly incredible that you are able to give people hope and financial help so they may work through the program. I am very grateful for this program and the positive impact this is going to have on my life. This gives me the chance to be a better mother, daughter and friend to the people I love most. I’m excited to be able to continue on this journey.”

“I am extremely grateful for your scholarship program. Because of you, I have a second chance to fix my life and take back control over it. If not for your scholarship, I would be in danger of losing my life and causing the life of others to be very much in danger also.”

“Thank you for your help towards my recovery, and through my recovery, a new abundant and exciting life! Your scholarship has unlocked the door to my spiritual freedom. Thank you!”

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: It is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”.
C.S. Lewis


Ask others to stop promoting stigma and using hurtful language. Keep in mind the best way to stop others from promoting stigma is to educate them about mental health and to let them know how their words and actions hurt others.


Learn about mental health issues and the devastating effects of stigma. Ask someone who has openly shared about their mental health issues what their experience is like. Knowledge is a powerful tool for dispelling myths and stereotypes. Share your knowledge.


Think of a friend or family member you have been concerned about. Call them to see how they are feeling. If someone you know exhibits sudden changes in behavior or is experiencing suicidal thoughts, reach out to them and make every effort to ensure that they get help.


If you have been feeling down, stressed, or anxious, call or meet with a trusted friend or family member and tell them how you are feeling. Remember that when you speak about your experience with mental illness, you give others permission to share their experiences.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2