On average one person in Maine dies from suicide every 39 hours.
Suicide is never the answer. It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem!
The JD Foundation (JDF) was founded by a mother who lost her son to suicide. JDF believes that depression and mental illness is treatable and no family should have to lose a loved one over lack of education. The JD Foundation focuses on Education and Training, Raising Awareness, Grief Support, and Giving Appropriate Resources to those in Crisis and their family members.
Because of the high numbers of Covid in our area, together with Penquis and PRYMCA, we have decided it was best for all to do our walk Virtually. Below you will find the posters. Please share as much as you can.
We still want to make a difference! We still will hold a ceremony at the JD Foundation office with a few people and Facebook Live the event. We will have speakers, we will show the sneakers representing lives lost each year to suicide, and we will film the closing ceremony.
Those that do the walk can still register online below and still get a t-shirt.
We need all the support we can get with this, so I really appreciate your help in spreading the word. If I can be of any help, please contact me.
Click Here to Download the Challenge to print and share.
Click Here to Download the Walk Poster to print and share.
Our Wall of Memories
The JD Foundation would like to highlight some of our lost loved ones, in the hopes their stories can help inspire others to reach out for help. Click here to visit Our Wall of Memories.
Stay Connected with Us
Please help us spread the word on your social media pages, your blog or your website by sharing the images below. We want to inspire, education and let people know there is help out there.