AFSP is a small foundation, and much of our funding comes from The Overnight. It’s not just a Walk. It’s not just a check, it’s a lifesaving effort.
Each Walker in The Overnight raises a minimum of $1,000. It’s an amount that we know is achievable and that will bring hope and support to those in need.
Think of it this way. $1,000 is:
$50 from 20 people
$20 from 50 people
$10 from 100 people
Look at what AFSP can do with the money you raise.
EVERY $10 – AFSP distributes one Depression and Bipolar Awareness educational program (DVD).
EVERY $50: AFSP provides educational materials to 25 people. If just one person seeks help after reading these materials, a life could be saved for less than the cost of dinner and a movie.
EVERY $100: AFSP educates a mental health professional or primary care physician about the warning signs of suicide. Each of them in turn, will reach and inform hundreds - maybe thousands – of people.
EVERY $250 - Enables AFSP to recruit and train a volunteer field advocate who can then educate Federal, State and local elected officials about suicide prevention.
EVERY $500: trains a new Survivor of Suicide support group facilitator. Each new facilitator will bring group members together with other survivors. Together, they will see that that they are not alone.
EVERY $1,000: Funds a year of research into the genetic, biological or behavioral factors that contribute to suicide when added to $1,000 from 44 other walkers. The number of lives potentially saved by this research is incalculable.
EVERY $5,000 – Places AFSP’s innovative Interactive Screening Program (ISP) at a college or university to identify at risk students and get them into treatment.
Every dollar you raise will help you save the life of a child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.
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