Help is Needed, Out of The Darkness Walk in Portsmouth, NH is Saturday
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Can you help?
Don’t miss out on the Portsmouth Chapter of the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness of a worthy cause. If you are unfamiliar with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, get familiar with it. Now, more than ever, they need your support. It’s been a rough year for many. Suicide has touched me personally and it’s a subject I feel passionately about. Years ago, my friend Greg was suffering from a depression that he just couldn’t shake. He was in and out of treatment facilities and was trying some new medication when I got that call that he had taken his own life. I was devastated. I, too, have suffered from depression and it was terrifying for me to see the agony his family experienced and the worry that what If my own thoughts got that dark someday?
This year’s walk will be held at Peirce Island in Portsmouth. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. If you want to bring a pet, make sure they are leashed. You can check their website for Pre-Registration and find out more about the cause. You can also donate there. Bring a mask and a smartphone. Also, include a picture if you would like of the person you are walking for. Remember, that person can be you!
Virtual Hope and Memorial Wall
When you walk, use the hashtag #TogetherToFightSuicide to get the message out. This year they are beginning a Virtual Hope and Memorial Wall. You can find the link on their website where you can share a photo and message of hope and encouragement. This is a great cause and I urge you all to get out and walk.
More details can be found here.