Join me as we raise awareness to help stop suicide. My high school girlfriend lost her mom to suicide. This June 16th will be her 11th time walking in the “Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk”. This year it’s being held in Philadelphia, PA. She will walk 18 miles overnight from sundown to sunrise to bring awareness to suicide prevention, bring the stigma of depression out of the darkness, and raise money for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
“I want to someday think about my mom's life without dwelling on the circumstances of her death. I want to speak about suicide honestly and transparently, without any sense of stigma or guilt attached. I want to find my own peace, help others find theirs and stop people from dying by suicide.”
Suicide kills more Americans than car accidents. Suicide kills more veterans than soldiers are killed in combat. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students and persons aged 15-24 years, and the 3rd for youth ages 10-14. Please help me put an end to these scary statistics!
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Mission
Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide
To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
• Fund scientific research
• Offer educational programs for professionals
• Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
• Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
• Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number 1-800-273-8255
This class is by donation only, all proceeds go to SFSP. To register, click HERE.