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September 12, 2014
BENEFITING: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
"The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
Fund scientific research
Offer educational programs for professionals
Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation"
Recognizing the need for awareness and aid, we are raising money to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Depression is a very serious and often silent issue that plagues many. Often times, video games are used by some as a means of escapism to get away from those feelings. But we recognize that sometimes, people need more help than this. And they may not be aware that there is help out there; an ear and a voice that won't judge, won't criticize. A community that understands, and that can help them through their most trying times.