DualCon has joined with the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise money for their mission.
We will be running a raffle of donated items, and more activities to raise money, at the convention. We will keep you updated on what all we have. The AFSP will be on hand to talk with about their work and be helping us with a panel on mental health and gaming.
From the AFSP:
The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.
As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.
Suicide is a leading cause of death – and it is preventable. With your support, we’ll be one step closer to achieving our bold goal of reducing the suicide rate 20% by 2025. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention leads the fight against suicide.Funds raised from The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention events allow us to fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Your efforts will help to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.