This June, I'm joining the Tommy Fuss Team for their 13th annual Overnight. The Out of the Darkness Overnight is an 18-mile walk through the streets of Boston, beginning in the evening and lasting into the dawn of the next day. I've supported the team in small ways during walks in previous years, but this is my first time fundraising with them and I'm so excited to be contributing to the inspiring efforts of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to fund mental health research and provide resources to survivors and families affected by suicide.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and over the past two decades the suicide rate has been steadily climbing. The AFSP is a leader in trying to reverse that trend, and in destigmatizing mental health care so that those in need feel empowered to get help. RoseMary and Dan Fuss have been tireless in their advocacy for this cause since their son Tommy's death at 17, and if you have a moment I encourage you to visit the Tommy Fuss Team website to learn more about his story and all that has been done in his memory.