Aside from feeling like crapola….my weekend was amazing. Friday we went out for a bday party to Social. I loved it. The music was the best part. From there we went to Basque. Not a fan of that place at all. Long drama filled story but lets just say that B and I didn’t get home until 4:30ish and had to take a cab. Bleh.
Saturday we had a B and B day. Loved it.
Sunday was one of the best days…we went on the “Out of the Darkness” walk.
“Every 16 minutes in the United States, someone dies by suicide. This year thousands of men and women will walk in over 100 communities across the United States, each contributing their voices to break the silence surrounding suicide. Walk to save lives...By walking in the 2007 Out of the Darkness Community Walks to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), you will be walking with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and assist survivors of suicide loss. ”
I must say that it was amazing to see all the people there who have experienced suicide with a parent, friend, sibling, relative or themselves. There were so many people there who are all going through the same thing. I think it helps to be around people who understand rather than hearing “everything will be ok” from someone who has no idea how you feel. It was a very emotional day. We were walking in memory of all the people that have taken their lives and it was an honor to be there and support AFSP! Most of you know why we went and it was an amazing feeling to walk in his honor.
If you haven’t read or heard about the Suzy Gonzales case I highly recommend you check it out. It’s amazingly disturbing how a website out there can exist. I am shocked that this is legal and can’t imagine how the people in her life feel. Depression is not a joke and when you turn to the internet to guide you, there should not be someone telling you to go ahead with the suicide. Sickening.
When we got home I played around on the internet and found the website where people will write on a forum expressing how sad and miserable they are with life and then they’ll get a response saying to CTB (Catch the bus). WHAT?!! This makes me so heated and sick to my stomach. The more people they get to sign the more this will become a law! Help if you can! We met her dad on Sunday and I know any parent would be fighting as hard as he is to make this a law. Please check out the websites below..It will only take 5 minutes out of your day to call or send in an email.
Suzy's law here! Please READ!
The full story on Suzy Gonzales
AFSP Foundation website!
**GO FAST, TURN LEFT**