Rachael Madori

New York City Walk

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Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I'm walking in the Out of the Darkness New York City Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

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.

Mental Health is something our society has not given proper attention for too long now. I am an author, blogger, wife and daughter but mental illness holds no prejudice.

I have been struggling and surviving for ten years. I, like many, lived without the knowledge or education about mental illness or suicide. I am a survivor of multiple attempts - the first of which was at fourteen years old, the last of which was in the fall of 2015 at 23 years old.

I'm diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and Borderline Personality Disorder. I'm not ashamed of that, I'm not scared of that and I won't let anyone define me by that.

I'm alive because I have a voice. I'm alive because I can reach people. Through my blog, through my volunteering and through my activism I can use my struggle for good.

I don't ask that you donate for me. I ask that you donate for all the children afraid of feelings they don't understand, the men and women who walk through life with an unimaginable sense of loneliness and the survivors of loss who's loved ones have passed on.

Every single dollar counts. Every single dollar goes towards the future of our society.

I got to take this photo last year with my parents because I survived. I don't want anymore parents and loved ones left lonely.