In loving memory of Peter Charles “Charlie” Gaa IV.
February 23, 1985 - April 26, 1999
In honor of Charlie’s life — from his hilarious impersonations of Jim Carrey, his unwavering kindness, and his unbeatable loving heart, to his incredible track/field and football skills — I am walking in the Out of the Darkness San Antonio Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
We are considered the “survivors of suicide,” the families and friends who have lost someone to the tragedy of suicide. To all the “survivors,” I pray for your healing and peace. Unbeknownst to my family, Charlie suffered psychological and emotional pain, and he unfortunately suffered in silence. I humbly believe the first step in suicide prevention is creating a judgement-free atmosphere conducive to open communication, allowing those who suffer in silence to reach out for help via family and friends.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: If you come across someone who you think might be suffering mentally, remind them that their life is important and precious; remind them of the many ways to get help whether it’s a crisis hotline, crisis center, emergency room, or church.
WANNA REDUCE YOUR TAXES?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.
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.