Sometimes things happen to those around us that make us question the purpose of life.  For some, this could be the loss of someone close to you or a tragedy that struck your life.  Tyler Berretta was put head-to-head with one of these events and it has influenced his life ever since.  Losing a friend to suicide is never an easy event to go through, but Tyler has made the best out of a tragic situation.

Ever since he lost his friend, Tyler has been working to wear his heart on his sleeve (which is fitting since he currently works as a medical assistant at a cardiovascular clinic).  He plans on going into the nursing field in the fall of this year to continue his passion of helping people.  One of his passions is mental health awareness, putting him in the perfect position to help those who are struggling.

Tyler’s life is a symbol of hope.  He has shown our community that you can come out from a bad place better than you ever.  This “diamond in the rough” embraces the grit and grind mentality of Memphis.  Southern hospitality isn’t just giving someone sweet tea when they walk into your house, it’s showing those around you that you care about them.  How lucky we are to live in a place where this hospitality surges out of all of us?

If you or a friend are experiencing thoughts of suicide, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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