Join us on Labor Day, September 5, 2016 and help us to raise awareness for suicide prevention and postvention!
We invite you to attend NAMI-Tallahassee’s 2nd annual Bluebird Run & Walk for Brookie B.
Our benefit includes a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, held at J.R. Alford Greenway in Tallahassee, Florida.
Did you know...
On average, 1 person dies by suicide every 10 days in Leon County. Twice as many people die by suicide than by homicide. There are 25 attempts for every death by suicide in the U.S.
Each person who dies by suicide leaves 18 others behind who experience a major life disruption. Without postvention, bereaved survivors are as much as nine times more likely to complete suicide themselves.
1 in 4
Only 1 in 4 survivors of suicide loss seeks help. As many as 25 percent of survivors indicate they struggle with their own thoughts of suicide.
Help raise suicide awareness and save lives today!
Brook Bowers ended her life on January 13, 2012. She was 31 years old and diagnosed with depression and borderline personality disorder. After her death, the Brookie B Fund was created by her family with The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tallahassee. Through the fund, we hope to help others understand mental illness and to offer opportunities for survivors of suicide to become involved in increasing awareness and prevention of suicide activities.