Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. My son Isaiah made his first suicide attempt 4 years ago while in 5th grade. He has made countless other attemps through these past few years and almost succeeded more times than I would like to think about. Many of his attemps have left him needing longer levels of care and away from home for months and some even years. Currently he is not living home as I don't have 24/7 staff in place to watch him every second of every day. I am sharing his story because he asked me to it's important to him. He wants those suffering to know they are not alone and those not suffering to understand it can happen to anyone. Mental Illness doesn't discriminate. 84% of the money raised from this walk will go towards supporting 18 new research studies into genetic, biological and behavioral factors that contribute to suicide, and into effective interventions and treatments to prevent suicide. As well as many other important programs and studies. Please help by joining this walk with me as a team member or a virtual walker. You can also help by donating money, and hopefully together we can raise enough money to find answers that will save my child as well as the many others suffering.
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.