Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!


On Saturday, November 9, 2013 I will be joining with thousands of people nationwide this fall to walk in AFSP’s Austin Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause.  This is my 3rd time participating and I hope to raise even more money than previous years!  I figure that if each of my 656 blog followers donated just $10 I’d have raised $6,560 for the AFSP!

Aside from my own life-long battle with depression and self-injury, I lost my only sibling, my brother Brian, to suicide in October of 2010.  It has changed me in a way I never could have imagined. As I approach the 3 year anniversary of Brian’s death I’m finding my strength and desire to speak out about suicide is growing.  Losing Brian was devastating and I want to do my part to increase awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide; if these efforts save even one single family from the horror of losing a loved one to suicide I’ll consider it a great success!

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 38,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP’s mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.

I hope you will consider supporting my participation in this event. Any contribution will help the work of AFSP, and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please visit my fundraising page here:

Thank you for your consideration!!


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I lost my brother Brian, my only sibling, to suicide on October 13, 2010. I write about dealing with the loss as well as my own life-long struggle with depression and suicidal ideation.