Depression is a national epidemic. It is in the news every day, in a different reincarnation each time. Postnatal depression, unemployed workers, heartbroken lovers, bullied children and those who have simply been sad – or worse numb – for as long as they can remember. As with any disease it’s not just the person suffering depression who is hurt, but all those that love them.
Unfortunately, many of those affected feel completely alone. That feeling leads more often than it should – and even one single person is too much – to suicide or a suicide attempt. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is working to bring light and hope back into the lives of those dealing with depression. They are trying to save their lives.
On Sunday October 24th the Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting an Out of the Darkness community walk in New York City. The walk, which starts at City Hall Park at 11 AM in Manhattan, will end in Brooklyn. To raise awareness for suicide prevention hundreds of people will be walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Teams and individuals can both register to fundraise for the walk at the AFSP website and the fundraising will continue even after the walk, all the way until December. At a time when suicides are very much in the news it is imperative for Brooklynites to show they care and that even one life is too much to lose.
Relevant link: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1093