Saturday, July 29, 2017

Suicide Prevention - Out of the Darkness Walk

It has been 18 months since the boys lost their dad to suicide. He would have been 39 last weekend. Sam and Jay spent the weekend with their grandparents remembering their daddy. I spent the weekend relaxing and trying to not be angry. Yes, I am still angry. Not that he took his own life - but that the boys are still hurting. There aren't many tears anymore, but the pain is still in the back of their mind.











In honor of their dad, my own suicide attempts, the many suicides in our community this year (including acoco friend's husband,) and the major celebrity deaths: I am walking to save lives.







In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. 

Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/30/2017
Walk Location: Buffalo Park - Flagstaff, AZ
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/30/2017 at 8:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
Please help me reach my goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page:  http://bit.ly/2u7fNQL
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.
Thank you for your support!