I received an e-mail a couple of days ago from a friend who is participating in a walk to raise money for an organization that raises public awareness about suicide and also funds public helplines for people who are suicidal.
Many of us, over the past year that I've been blogging, have dealt with bouts of depression to greater or lesser degrees. I have shared my own struggles with all of you on this blog. At the worst of it, I was shocked to find myself contemplating an ending to my own life. It was what made me realize that I needed more help...that maybe I couldn't pull myself out of this on my own.
A little over a year ago, a former classmate successfully committed suicide. It was a helpless and painful experience. And experience with the legacy of a family suicide has left an incredible impact on me.
If you are interested in supporting my friend, you can go here. Click on the button to support a participant and search for Adriene Diamond.