In December 2020, Tyler Rimar sustained life-threatening injuries to the head.

“I was working too much and isolating,” he says today. “I was drinking and burning the candle at both ends.”

No matter what he did, he couldn’t escape the feeling of darkness. Finally the pressure was too much; he picked up a gun and tried to end his life.

“I spent two months in hospital,” he said. “Three months after the attempt I was giving testimony at my church.”

Today, he has 21 months of sobriety. He has taken up painting – which helps with anxiety – and sells his work online. He got involved with NAMI.

“Tyler shows us hope,” said NAMI member John Kline, who met Tyler in a NAMI Peer-to-Peer class. “He has a wonderful little boy, is a master welder, artist, NAMI friend to all, and sensitive person.”

Join us to hear Tyler’s story of how God changed his plans, but he “appreciates the detour.” Find us on Facebook Live or register here to participate on Zoom.