In 2006 I lost a classmate of mine, Tommy Fuss, as he took his own life. I remember Tommy as a dedicated student, a force on the flag football field, and a friend.
On June 17, 2017, I will be participating in the Out of the Darkness Walk as part of the Tommy Fuss Team.
This is an 18 mile overnight walk in Washington, DC. This is the team's 11th walk and to date we have collectively walked over 2,000 miles and raised over $300,000. Our goal is to continue to raise awareness, remove the stigmas associated with mental illness and raise funds for the important work of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Donation or not, please check out the facts below to educate yourself and help spread the word about just what a challenge we are up against.
A few staggering statistics: