I'm joining my friends to walk in the Out of the Darkness Seattle Walk in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in October. This cause is VERY important to me, and I hope you'll help me and my team raise as much money as possible, because the AFSP needs more funding to help save lives!
A little background about my connection with suicide...
I have suffered severe depression for the last three years since I was hit head on by a SUV while training on my bicycle. During these three years I have attempted suicide multiple times, committed suicide once but managed to stay alive.
I still struggle, but I'm making a conscious effort of sharing my struggle with mental health disorders, depression, and suicide. I share very personal details of my fight so people will wake up and see how serious this problem really is! I want to spark change and action, because I'm done seeing this nation continually sweep mental health under the rug to resolve itself.
I'm raising money for the AFSP because I know first hand they need more funding. I want it so anyone who calls the Lifeline number to connect with someone immediately and to never have to wait on hold! Every second counts when someone is on the edge, and they need a human instantly, no waiting. We need more people to pick up that phone to talk to that person. We need more advancements in medication that doesn't have a side effect of suicide to help people in need of it. I've tried a couple of anti-depressant and each one resulted in me trying to commit suicide. A drug that is supposed to help fight depression should be killing people!
This is my story, and my purpose going forward, and I will not rest until we fully prevent suicide! Please join me, and please help make a difference by helping me reach my goal by donating to my fundraiser 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.
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