Out of the Darkness Walk
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the Out of the Darkness charity walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention along with my best friend Paul and good friend Matt. It was a beautiful event and attendance was amazing with the crowd growing through the morning until it was time to start walking.
This is a cause close to our hearts as we’ve all lost people to suicide, something that could possibly have been prevented if there wasn’t such a stigma to mental health. No one should be ashamed of seeking out help or someone to talk to. Pretty much every single one of us could benefit from some therapy and open conversation. Ending the mental health stigma and making it not a taboo topic would go a long way to reduce suicide rates in America which are some of the most staggering in the world. Being open and honest about what you are going through is the first step.
Even if you aren’t able to donate, there are other ways to help. Take a minute and check in on people who you know are going through a difficult time. If someone reaches out and needs to talk, even if it seems like something small, give them that minute. One minute out of your day could help save a life.