Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
I'm walking in the Out of the Darkness Atlanta Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. I am walking to honor the memory of my eldest daughter, Michelle Ferguson Priestly. She lost her life on January 23, 2001 to injuries sustained in a suicide attempt January 9, 2001. This occurred when she was recovering from injuries received on the job as a City of Atlanta police officer. Even now, 16 years later, I still think I will see her soon. I miss her and think of her daily. She was not only a daughter and a cop, but also a wonderful mother to her son Nicholas, older sister to Amy and Margaret, granddaughter, cousin and niece as well as law student at GSU College of Law, coworker and friend to many.
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.
If you would like to walk with us, we would love to have you participate. You can join Team Michelle Ferguson Priestly on its Team page or contact me and I will help you register.
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.