Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Out of the Darkness

Thank you to one of my friends who brought my attention to this: AFSP's Overnight Walk.

With it being only 2 months away, I can't go to NYC to participate this year, but I'm really interested in walking in my local one in the fall. Plus, I can start training and planning for next year! I'm so glad that there are people out there that have made it a priority to bring suicide and depression into the light.

Here are some facts from their site:
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among teens and young adults
  • Every 16 minutes someone dies by suicide in the US.
  • Depression is the leading cause of suicide.
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among teens and young adults.
I am not walking in the event that is currently featured on their home page, but if you are interested in making any donations to the cause - Proceeds from the Out of the Darkness Overnight will help distribute AFSP’s new educational film on teen depression titled More Than Sad: Teen Depression. Learn more and make a donation at www.theovernight.org

4 comments:

  1. Hey Ann, just wanted to let you know that I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award!

    http://theshynessproject.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/stylish-blogger-award/

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  2. Thank you so much Brittany!!!

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  3. So I'll totally come on the local walk with you - maybe national next year? It's such a great experience, I think you will really enjoy both walks!

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  4. Courtney - That'd be awesome! The national one looks amazing. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!

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