Thursday, June 21, 2012
Suicide Prevention Fundraiser
This weekend there’s a fundraising event called MUD-RUN-4-LIFE in a small town that’s trying to stop the growing numbers of suicide among it’s teens. Over the course of 1 year, there’s been 6 suicides among the youth and a handful of attempts that resulted in hospitalization.
Having watched a personal friend lose her son to suicide, I’ve witnessed the destruction this tragedy leaves behind to parents, siblings and friends.
What makes this fundraiser special is that it’s being put on by the parents of 3 boys that lost their lives to suicide last summer. These parents, in the midst of their pain, have decide to try and put an end to these suicides by raising money to help bring awareness, education and services to the youth that are so vulnerable in their town.
If you would like to help make a difference for these families, please donate online to the following website:
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If you yourself are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call 911 immediately or call a national suicide prevention line at .1-800-442-HOPE.