In working with high school students for the past 15 years, I've had the privelege of meeting some incredibly special young people, and have remained friends with many of them, watching them grow into productive and talented adults. Sadly, one of the best and brightest of these was lost to suicide on January 31, 2006. I've written about Jeff before - his intelligence, warmth, humor and caring for others made such a deep impression on me. His death was an immeasurable loss to his family, his friends, and the world.
On October 5, 2008, I'll be honoring Jeff's memory by joining with thousands of others in a community walk sponsored by the American Society for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide. Please consider making a tax deductible donation in any amount to support this worthy endeavor.
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