Join Me in Supporting the
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Register now for the Out of the Darkness Jersey Shore Walk on September 24th
at Bar Anticipation- Lake Como, NJ

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WHY I’M WALKING:
I am joining hundreds of thousands of people across the country who are walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks to prevent suicide and support AFSP’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

The reason I’m doing this walk is because I’ve been personally challenged in the area of suicide myself.  My dear friend John was a truly nice guy.  John J was a local police officer and member of the WRAT volleyball team.  We had tons of laughs together down on 5th Avenue in Belmar.  He once wrote a thank you card to me saying one of the kindest, nicest compliments I’ve ever received saying, “Carl you always have something nice to say.  Thanks!”  

But one day I got a phone call that I will never forget.  All of his friends are still visited by deep sadness… 

Mental health is a such a challenge these days.  The epidemic put so many people at risk, especially young people.  Parents of teenagers, I know you hear me on this one… Teens being cut off from friends was an impossible ask… Once again, I know it first hand… Thankfully, the members of my own family who found themselves crushed by the social impact of the pandemic found the help they needed through their caring parents and families.  The age of sweeping mental health under the rug are nearing the end – the era of being able to reach out and speak is upon us. 

Please help me reach my goal by clicking the “Donate” button on this page. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.

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Listen to Carl’s interview with Elizabeth Roithmayr-Clemens, Executive Director, New Jersey AFSP.

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