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Out of the Darkness

I haven’t been a very good blogger lately, but I want to direct your attention to an event I’m participating in this weekend that is extremely important to me.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

The walk is the last big event in a year-long fund raising effort for the organization who’s mission is to understand and prevent suicide through research, education and advocacy.  Sadly, and unfortunately, most of us have experienced a loss due to suicide, or have known someone who has struggled.  I am the daughter of an attempt survivor who continues to struggle with depression.  I do work in schools where young people are too-often affected by suicide.  As a society, we need to do better.  By supporting the work of organizations such as AFSP, we can do better.

If you would like to participate in the walk, you can register at the event starting at 9:00am.  The walk starts at 10:30am.  I will be sharing a poem during closing ceremonies at noon.  Afterwards, there is a lite luncheon with beer, wine, and the Vikings game for $10.

If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation.