My 6th Overnight walk - this time in Washington, DC.
This has been a very difficult year for many people, especially those already marginalized by race, economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting and hugging in person a lovely lady who I, with other online friends, was able to help through a very tough night, and someone who knew where she lived got police to send a wellness team who took her to the hospital. So glad she is still with us, and thriving.
Please support me as I honor the ones on the fringe, who are already suffering and see the future through a very dark lens, and my friends who struggle with mental illness.
The Out of the Darkness Overnight Experience is an 16-18 mile walk over the course of one night. Net proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, funding research, advocacy, survivor support, education, and awareness programs – both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in our latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.