Suicide is a Community Problem
Suicide represents one of the most difficult issues in our community and many of us have experience with it one way or another. Maybe no one in your life has tried or succeeded at taking their own life but you can still imagine the horror. Losing a loved one in this manner is heart wrenching. For those of us who have not struggled with such depression, we struggle to understand the person who has come to such despair that they can see no other way out or around. It causes horror for their loved ones.
One of the women in our Custom Maid family knows this particular horror. She joined the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Visit their website for valuable advice and resources.
The number one cause for suicide is untreated depression. If you know or suspect that someone close to you suffers from depression, encourage them to seek help. Many hotlines in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake speak with people who need such help and the service is free of charge.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
The Survivors of Suicide Support Group sponsors the annual Out of the Darkness Walk. This group organized over twenty six years ago. The walk happens on September 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM at Mount Trashmore.
The group chose the crane to represent the hope of suicide survivors. They have made 1000 origami cranes which you will see at the starting line of the walk.
One of our Custom Maid family has organized almost twenty Custom Maid employees and their families to do the walk. Team Custom Maid needs contributions for this important cause. Call us at 757-499-8568 for information on how to donate or to participate in the walk.
Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in June 2014. We have edited it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.