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Out of the Darkness Walk Brings Awareness to the City of Orlando

IMG_8722While the sun rose and warmed up the day, Saturday, February 6th, many people crowded Lake Baldwin Park with t-shirts representing their loved one or their foundation. They represented one cause, everyone on that field had a reason to walk, be it to honor loved ones, raise funds or simply create awareness to save lives.

According to the AFSP, in the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. “It was amazing to see that everyone had their own support system,” stated a member of HispaFam. Throughout the event, host Jim Payne from WESH News Channel 2 constantly stated alarming facts on the suicide. The alarming statistics grab a hold of their hearts, it is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, leading to one million people attempting suicide annually.

There were a couple ceremonies such as the representation of colored beads, blowing of the bubbles and release of the doves that throughout the event, raised awareness that suicide is a national health problem that takes an enormous toll on family, friends, co-workers, and the entire community.

IMG_8718HispaFam therapists walked around wearing bright orange shirts that said, “You Can Talk To Me” as a sign to let anyone in need know that the therapists were there to listen to their needs. At an event like this, you see people walking in representation of their child, mother, father, husband etc. and you see a whirlwind of emotions. Our highly trained therapists were there to listen and give advice to these souls in need.

AFSP put a goal of $100,000 and with all donations as a whole we were able to raise $102,400! When you participate in an Out of the Darkness Walk you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

The AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025, are you ready to help? Let’s connect and get involved.

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Celebrating Success

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Congratulations to Denisse Lamas for receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award of the year for the School of Social Work!

Celebrating Success

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Congratulations to Daniela, Karina, Toni, and Stephanie who will be ending their internship and graduating in two weeks!. Good luck to our therapists Andrea and Colin who are leaving us to start a new adventure in another State.

Felicitamos a Daniela, Karina, Toni y Stephanie que terminan su internado y se estarán graduando en 2 semanas! Gracias por su excelente labor!

Les deseamos buena suerte a Andrea y Colin dos de nuestros terapistas q nos dejan para emprender una nueva aventura en otro estado.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention -July 14th, 2015

Help us support suicide prevention! Just bring in this flyer July 14th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm and partial proceeds will go to AFSP.
Ayúdanos a apoyar la prevención del suicidio ! Sólo tiene que traer en este folleto de 14 de julio 2015 11 a.m.-11:00 pm y los ingresos parciales irán a AFSP .

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Chili’s
12181 East Colonial Drive – Orlando, FL 32826
407-384-6622

FUNDRAISER TODAY!! 11am-11pm

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La Fundación Americana para la Prevención del Suicidio se ha unido con Chili’s para una recaudación de fondos . Es muy sencillo todo lo que tienes que hacer es imprimir el volante y dejar el restaurante sabe que usted está allí con el Centro de la Florida AFSP . Su capítulo local recibirá el 10% de las ventas! Todo el mundo tiene que comer , por qué no comer para una gran causa ?

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is teaming up with Chili’s for a fundraiser.  It’s simple all you have to do is print the flyer and let the restaurant know you are there with the Central Florida AFSP. Your local chapter will receive 10% of the sales! Everyone has to eat, why not eat for a GREAT cause?

***Por favor, imprimir y llevar la imagen con usted con el fin de recibir su donación!***
**Please print and bring image with you in order to recieve your donation!**

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