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.

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William Campbell
I am consummate workaholic in need of a hobby (hence this site). I am recently married to an amazing man named Andrew who you will see pop up throughout the site and we live in a beautiful townhome that we purchased a couple of years ago in the Baldwin Park area of Orlando, right near downtown which is where we spend most of our time. I have an awesome family and many equally awesome friends who you will also see pop up periodically. I attended UCF where I studied Advertising and Public Relations. On the daily, I am a Territory Director for a Tallahassee and Atlanta based digital media solutions company that specializes in graduation and endurance sports photography. If you have graduated from high school or college in the U.S. or run a major marathon throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the U.S., chances are we’ve taken your photos. My job allows me the luxury, and sometimes burden, of traveling all over. The downfall to that is “all over” sometimes includes random places in the square states in the middle of the U.S. When I am not on the road for work, I work from home and need noise in the background so I also watch A LOT of TV. There isn’t much on Bravo that doesn’t cross my screen so I am here to admit that I am, in fact, a Real Housewives fanatic…there isn’t a city I don’t watch (except the brief Athens one and Bangkok because they’re not subtitled in English but if they were, watch out). I love pop culture, reality television and all the mainstream shows as well.

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