Dear Friend,

I will be participating in 46 Climbs for Suicide Prevention to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause.

I have known many people to be affected by mental health challenges. After a long battle with depression and suicide attempts, a friend of mine committed suicide a year ago. The common idea that if a person threatens suicide or attempts it, that person will not actually do it, is a fallacy.  I have had another person very close to me suffer from depression, bi-polar, suicidal idealization, and suicide attempts. People that live with pain, depression, or PTSD are in need of people to show them that they care and that they are not alone in their battle in life. We have to find a purpose and connections and achieve the most we can out of our lives. I am climbing to show everyone that they are not alone, no matter how dark and silent it might feel. We all must climb our mountains and overcome our obstacles. Everyone's obstacles may be different, but our connection is that we all have them. I am participating in this climb in honor of my friends and family that have been affected by suicide and other mental health challenges that are no longer here and for anyone that may see or hear of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-- to know and understand that we might not know one another, but our suffering and our up-hill battle to conquer our mountain, what ever mountain that might be before us, unites us. Choose life! You are loved and you are not alone. Please choose life. Let your loved ones or anyone that reaches out to you help.

AFSP is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 38,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.

I hope you will consider supporting my participation in this event. Any contribution will help the work of AFSP, and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention