I wanted to share some information with everyone about suicide prevention. Suicide is something that happens everywhere in the world, AND it does not discriminate, it can happen in any family of any color with any sexual orientation and any background. It is something that is truly tragic and shakes the world of everyone involved. But there is good news it can be prevented, and there are many wonderful people fighting to do just that. A friend of mine named Denise Hancock is one of those people, she is an organizer for the AFSP’s Radford WalkOut of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP’s vision to create a world without suicide. If you want to donate to this cause or participate just go to, afsp.donordrive.com and you will find all the details you will need. We need to step up and do something to stop this. Every year 38,000 lives are lost to suicide in the u.s. alone, and over a million worldwide, this is an issue that deserves everyone’s attention. Please join us in our effort to end this. Again you can find all the information you will need at afsp.donordrive.com. Thank you for any help you can provide, even if it is just your support. If you or someone you know is in crisis please call 1-800-273-8255 the national suicide prevention lifeline.