Stories about AFSP New York City
In 2006, I lost my friend and eighth grade classmate Malaya to suicide. Just a year after Malaya died, AFSP brought the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to my hometown of New York City for the first time. This year, I’ll participate in my twentieth Overnight Walk. Here are some tips I’ve learned.
We couldn’t accomplish all we do throughout the country without the support of our volunteers, many of whom have a personal connection to the cause. Their passion, support, and hard work makes all the difference and provides the backbone of community that is felt by more and more people every day.
We’re commemorating a major milestone this year, the 25th Overnight Walk, with one special event in New York City on June 20, 2020.
"I realized then, that each person there had a story to tell and we were all committed to the same cause."
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 12th leading cause of death in New York.
Law enforcement officers do the work of real-life superheroes, but they are also human, with feelings and emotions.