Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
In August of 2013 at the age of 17 our son, Chalie, lost his battle with depression and anxiety. While he was under the care of physicians and counselors, had tons of friends and family who cared about him he still took his own life. Some days he just wasn't capable of seeing all the good in himself or hope for the future. He was well liked by so many for his kindness, compassion, intelligence and sense of humor. It's hard to understand how someone with such great qualities, surrounded by so many people still felt so alone and hopeless. "Tears of a clown...
Our first hope is that raising funds for research and treatment of mental illness will help those suffering to successfully battle their disease. Our second hope is that raising awareness about the need for further research will prevent other families and friends from living without someone who meant so much to them. This is our 5th year walking in the Out of the Darkness Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's goals for successful prevention of suicide and treatment of mental illness. We are so grateful for your past support and hope we can count on you again this year.
Please help me reach my goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.
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.