Thursday, November 15, 2012

Walk with a Purpose

Me, Becca, Vic, Roxy & Lou :)

This past Saturday I walked with my friend Becca in memory/honor of her husband Ian.  I was really happy to finally be able to participate in something with her since his passing.  (She has made trips to DC that I would have like to join her on but unfortunately could not.)

A good friend of ours from middle school/high school even drove down from Wichita Falls to join us!  I wanted to find an old picture of the three of us, but my old photo albums are at my parents' house.  I'll dig one out this weekend.  :)

Roxy and Daisy

It was a great walk and great to see so many people come out to support Becca, and all the other walkers to honor their loved ones they have lost to suicide.

Get this: 90% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
From AFSP.

One of the strongest women I know!

Also, just a tip, if you are a biker and a bunch of people are taking up more sidewalk than you'd like, please don't be rude... they might have just completed a suicide prevention/awareness walk.  And you'll receive obscenities from me.  :)  Just sayin'.

1 comment:

Becca said...

Just now seeing this. I love you Yma, brought me to tears.