I REACHED MY GOAL!!!
This is my 3rd Ovenight Walk for Suicide Prevention .
Each time I participate I am blown away by the support from friends old and new, from near and far and the kindness of strangers. Whether only in words or in the amazing donations I have recieved,my heart is so thankful.
Every donation and word of support is a reminder that I am not walking this road alone…not just the Overnight but the road of life. I am reminded that no matter what my story looks like, the good the bad, there are still people who believe in the me, and my ability to make a difference.
I am thankful for all of the people who have never given up on, even when I have felt that I wanted to give up on myself. I am thnakful for all the people who have shown me nothing but love when I was walking through the darker times of life.
I full heartedly support all the efforts of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and by supporting me in this journey you are helping to change the world.
Look at what AFSP can do with the money you raise.
EVERY $10 – Distributes one Depression and Bipolar Awareness educational program (DVD).
EVERY $50 – Provides AFSP educational materials to 25 people. If just one person seeks help after reading these materials, a life could be saved for less than the cost of dinner and a movie.
EVERY $100 – Covers the cost of More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention and Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel (DVD and supporting program).
EVERY $250 – Enables AFSP to recruit and train a volunteer field advocate who can then educate Federal, State and local elected officials about suicide prevention.
EVERY $500 – Trains a new Survivor of Suicide support group facilitator. Each new group assists newly bereaved survivors and helps them see that they are not alone.
EVERY $1,000 – Combined with $1,000 from 7 other walkers, develops an educational product for individuals and families to use as a resource for people who have been suicidal or had a recent suicide attempt
EVERY $2,500 – Funds a year of research into the genetic, biological or behavioral factors that contribute to suicide when added to $2,500 from 17 other walkers. The number of lives potentially saved by this research is incalculable.
EVERY $5,000 – Places AFSP’s groundbreaking Interactive Screening Program (ISP) at a college or university. By proactively engaging those in need, the ISP supports student mental health and helps create a culture that recognizes that stress and depression are common and treatable problems in today’s world. Every dollar you raise will help you save a life.
So once again I want to say thank you to all who have donated and reached out to me in one way or another. Thank you for all your support in my life….it really has made a world of difference. And as you can see…it will make a difference in the lives of so many others.
Together we can create a world without suicide.