Every 15 minutes someone dies by suicide.
Every 16 minutes someone is left to make sense of it...
In 2011 I was asked if I would volunteer my time to help out an organization that she felt very connected to. I had heard of it and did my best not to get myself emotionally involved because it is so devastating. It was something I just couldn’t allow myself to “feel” for fear of becoming emotionally lost in the sadness of others. Out of the Darkness Community Walks- A community of people that gather together to create an awareness for suicide prevention. More than 10 years ago my family was touched by the darkness of suicide. I didn’t know the person, but I heard the cries and pleas from the people left behind with all of their unanswered questions. When you lose a person to disaster, disease, old age… there is at least an answer, a reason. Suicide leaves a hole that can never be filled. As much as I wanted to “hide” from the emotion of the day, it wasn’t even until a week later that I was able to process everything I felt. I was glad to help out and each year I return to capture the events of the day. Each year there are new faces, new losses. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a great organization that does so much good each year to help prevent suicide. If you need help or know someone that does, reach out to