This year will be my 7th Ovenight Walk. My first was to honor the son of our friend, who had ended his own life shortly after his 27th birthday, the victim of undiagnosed depression. He lives on our collective memory as “The Night Watchman”. Since that time, so many friends have shared their own stories of loss, of struggling with mental illness, and their own attempts. I grieve with them, love them, support them, and am thankful for the ones who are still with us, still fighting, still talking, still living.
My fundraising goal this year is $1250 – any contribution supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is much appreciated .