On this day I lost one of the most important people in my life, my brother.
I am walking to raise money to fund suicide prevention research and educational programs with the AFSP.
Depression is very real and affects many people you interact with on a daily basis - even if you may not know it. With suicide rates at an all time high - let's get together to raise money for a wonderful cause & to help everyone who is suffering from this disease.
Close to one million people make a suicide attempt each year and every 16 minutes someone dies by suicide in the United States. More than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness, most often depression. More than 24 million people suffer from depression or another mood disorder each year. Suicide affects people of all age groups and socio-economic backgrounds. It is the fourth leading cause of death among adults 18-65.
Special thanks to our national Out of the Darkness Walks sponsor
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.