According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, “Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 44,000 people.” “Over the past 15 years, the total suicide rate has increased 24% from 10.5 to 13.0 individuals per 100,000 people.”
Individuals on our team, as well as many clients, have known someone close to their hearts who have gone through the loss of a loved one as the result of Suicide.
The team at AEGIS Financial has chosen to bring light to the issue of Mental Health and Suicide for our Q2 AEGIS Cares Giving Plan. To support this cause, AEGIS Financial is participating in the Mental Health & Suicide Awareness 5K Walk/Run on May 5th 2018 at Oshkosh North High School.
This event is hosted by NAMI Oshkosh (National Alliance on Mental Illness). The event is designed to raise awareness of mental health issues and to assist with funding NAMI Oshkosh’s efforts geared towards local prevention, education and advocacy in Winnebago County.
NAMI Oshkosh is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, advocacy and support to individuals, families and friends who are seeking tools to cope with mental illness at no cost to the participant. The goal of NAMI Oshkosh is to increase local prevention, education and advocacy efforts regarding mental health and suicide awareness in Winnebago County.
Whether or not we have been affected by Mental Health or Suicide, we understand that by coming together as a bigger team, we can help position NAMI Oshkosh to help lower the levels of Mental Health cases and Suicides in our community!
As always, thank you for your continued support in helping make a difference in our community!
Your Friends at AEGIS Financial!
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