Life still sucks...but it does get better!

Entry #15

In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes, claiming more than 38,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually.

 

Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

 

Today was the Out of the Darkness Walk! What a day!  It was a mixture of happy, sad, and every emotion in between. 

 

Family, friends, and dog training clients all came out and honored those we've lost to suicide.  This was the first time a Walk was held in Auburn, CA and there was a better than anticipated turn out!  Our Life After Suicide Sucks team raised $1249 in the fight for suicide prevention and awareness!  The Auburn event raised over $9000...not bad for a first time event!

 

Thank you to everyone who walked, donated, and spread the word about this ever increasing epidemic! Please check out our photo album.

 

 

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01.10 | 11:30

It will be 13 years ago on 10/4 when my boyfriend chose suicide as a way out too. Thank you for sharing! ~ peace, love & light.

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14.04 | 06:43

Awesome blog. I am suicidal, on mess and see my shrink weekly. It helps to be reminded how much pain suicide inflicts on the family. thank you

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04.08 | 09:31

My thoughts are with you. I had two nephews commit suicide. Bryant was 32 and Keith was 30. Why why why!!???

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14.06 | 19:55

Ken's choice was not in anyway your fault. My step father of 33 years decided to hang himself at the age of 91. Heartbreaking, the grief is different- as stated

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