2016 was a hell of a year. I want to thank the people who have helped me make it through this year - my friends and twitch community - by hosting a 24 hour charity stream. The friends I've met through twitch have made my year an unforgettable and rewarding experience. You guys helped me through this year, and by supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, I hope that together we can help others through the next one. 2017 will be a better year.
To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
In 1987, a small group of caring individuals had a vision: establish a private source of support for suicide research and education, and essential suicide prevention efforts could be sustained into the future. These founding families---each of whom had lost a someone to suicide---joined with scientists to create what today is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, or AFSP.
Many of our original founders were concerned about an alarming rise in youth suicide over the previous four decades. During this period, the suicide of young men had tripled while for young women it had doubled. Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among young people age 15 to 24. The highest overall rates of suicide are for adults age 40 to 59.
Before AFSP, there was no national-scope not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.
Since its founding in 1987, AFSP has:
|cido||$7||Love you and what you do <3|
|Alibear||$3||Thank you for being a kind person. Mental health matters|
|Santa||$45||I am being selfish. I am storing money to save my car from repossession but what is one car against a cause like this? Here you go, hopefully this helps to save someone one day.|
|Santa||$5||I cannot afford to give anything but this is a good cause and I miss doing charity streams. Here is what I have.|
|Fostucco||$3||Commence the giveaway!!!!|
|Zero Excuse||$2||It's not much homie, but i wanted to help out. This cause hits too close to home|
|Weslon3||$5||For a good cause, keep it up, only 15 hours to go!|
|Lantheos||$10||Im so proud of you for fighting the good fight! Keep up the good work! I believe in you!|
|Kadler||$20||Good cause. Good man. Keep up the amazing work brother!|
|SunnyBeary||$20||From us in SunnyBeary's stream|
|Taotastic||$35||Sing the dub opening to Sailor Moon plz. With spirit.|