out of the darkness walk



Today is Mental Health Awareness Day. Somebody close to me is a suicide survivor who struggles with depression. My loved one sought out help when they needed it, and even though they made it through I still panic over the thought of what could have happened, or what could still happen if those thoughts come back again. It's terrifying, absolutely terrifying to watch someone you love struggle with this, and even more terrifying to grapple with the very real possibility that you could lose them. I don't think I'm verbalizing my feelings very well here, it was just a very scary time for our family and it made me realize how important it is to bring awareness to this cause.

On October 28th I'm going to be participating in the Out of the Darkness walk. I'm trying to raise money for my walk right here. Even if you can only donate $1, I would appreciate it so much. This cause is so close to my heart, and it would just mean the world to me if anyone could spare just a dollar or so to support it.

If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. And if you think someone you love may be suicidal, talk to them. Here is a list of risk factors and warning signs.