Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
This has been a passionate topic for me for a long time: I’ve seen friends teeter on the edge and – thankfully – pull themselves back, or allow themselves to be pulled back....or tragically not receive the help they needed in time. I also spent a long time weighing that fatal decision...and thankfully, with help from many sources, I was able to choose life and move forward.
That's part of the reason why I'm volunteering in the Out of the Darkness Baltimore Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
These are horrifying times - between natural disasters, economic and health crises, and human cruelty, untold numbers of people are suffering physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And tragically, some simply give up: more than 40,000 American lives are lost each year to suicide - 12 every minute - making suicide the nation's 10th-leading cause of death, and the second-leading killer for those ages 15-34. Elders, veterans, LGBTQ youth, and victims of bullying - these are only some of the groups at risk.
Please help to stop these needless losses 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.
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.