Did you know?
More than 44,000 Americans die by suicide each year and it is the 9th leading cause of death in North Dakota.
Suicide has affected me twice. The most recent was two years ago with a dear friend who had been battling depression for many years and decided one day to end his pain. Ten years prior, a friend who shared my birthday, with children and a wife, took his life. Both individuals were always smiling, helping anyone who needed it and seemed to love life; depression does not have a face.
To help those battling with depression, or those who have lost a loved one due to suicide, PBB is running a campaign to help raise money for Out of the Darkness Walk, which is a suicide prevention walk held in Fargo, ND each fall. PBB’s goal is to donate $1500 on March 17 to this cause (my friend’s birthday); also, an opportunity for you to win $500!
Beginning Monday, December 10:
- Visit our Facebook page, to which we want to achieve 17,000 Likes & Shares to spread this message for those who have suffered or are suffering depression and family affected by it. By liking and sharing our post, I want to show support and resources for anyone suffering from depression.
- For each $100 you spend online or in the store, your name will be entered in the drawing for a chance to win $500. A portion of your purchase will be going towards the donation and high school scholarship.
- Join us for our Grand Opening on March 17, 2019, to hear if you are the winner and to proudly present the $1500 check to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) who sponsors Out of the Darkness Walk.
- We will announce our progress each Monday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If you would rather donate to AFSP, please visit their website at www.afsp.donordrive.com.
For further resources, please visit:
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
You may not be able to help everyone, but we may be able to help someone.