Chicago First Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Raise Over $1M
Today I am partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to share my connection to suicide for the first time.
Brent Smith and Zach Myers from the multi-platinum rock band Shinedown will join the DC101's One More Light walk team at the 12th Annual Washington, D.C. Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
The flyers, emails, and discussions precipitated by our school’s use of ISP send an important message: “Talk about your mental health! Get help, no matter what the issue.”
The responsibility lies with all of us to pay attention to who used to be around the table, and who isn’t any longer.
Rather than focusing on how he died, I find myself considering how he lived his life.
Angela Stowe, Director of Student Counseling Services and Wellness Promotion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, oversaw the presentation of the AFSP-produced documentary It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health on her campus this past year.
"It is my hope that we can help others like my brother to keep adventuring instead of choosing to not play the game."
AFSP’s Volunteer Field Advocates met with all 100 Senate offices and over 375 House offices, and advocated for increased research funding.
Through ISP, over 160,000 individuals have connected with a mental health professional.
We would like to thank Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in proposing an amendment for increased funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Meg Graf of Illinois discusses her personal connection to the cause, and how her community has benefited from the program.