As many of you are aware, my children were very young (ages 9 and 7) when they lost their dad to suicide. It was an extremely traumatic and difficult time in our lives, one that still haunts us to this day. My cousin lost her only child at the age of 19 to suicide, my best girlfriend of 50 years, recently lost her brother to suicide, and a very good friend of my son and daughter has attempted suicide twice.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. In the U.S. alone, there are approximately one million suicide attempts.Please support me as I take an amazing journey -- the Out of the Darkness Overnight experience is a 16-18 mile walk over the course of one night.On May 20-21 I will walk in The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in San Diego to raise money for suicide prevention and mental health.
Suicide does not discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life. Please help me reach my personal goal of $1500.00.Net proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They are the leader in the fight against suicide by funding research, creating educational programs, advocating for public policy, and supporting survivors of suicide loss. If you'd like to donate but would prefer to do so off-line, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook and I will provide you with the off-line donation process. For more info on this organization, please visit www.afsp.org.
Thank you very much for your support on behalf of myself, my children and the AFSP.
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.