The Todd Parsons Memorial Fund was established August 15, 2012. Todd passed away from suicide August 14, 2012, after suffering from the disease of mental illness for several years. The Fund has partnered with Brookwood Medical Center Psychiatric Services to help those who struggle with this terrible disease.
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Our mission is to eradicate suicide and help those with depression in our area. Now, more than ever with the recent tragedies in our country, there is a serious need to address the illness.
Each year in the United States, more than 30,000 lives are cut short by suicide every 17 minutes. For every life lost, thousands more are affected by a child, parent or co-worker. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 in the United States, Over half of all suicides occur in adult men, ages 25-65.
Our goal is to help people with the symptoms of depression.
Provide education and outreach to those in need.
Work with professional partners to educate the community and those with depression.
Additional Information on Suicide Awareness and Survival
If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)National Suicide Prevention Lifeline