Hi. If you found this post, you’re probably on my blog because of my book, An Epilogue to Innocence. From November 1, 2016 through December 24, 2016, all profits I make off of AETI will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On or around the 24th, I’ll be making a donation to AFSP’s Northern Ohio branch. I’ll post more about that when the time comes.
I’ve seen people in various facets of my life — be it family, friends, co-workers, or acquaintances — have been impacted by suicide. Suicide is a public health issue that changes the lives of so many people. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 3rd leading cause of death among young Americans (15-24). While I recognize that I — nor any single individual — can change that figure by myself, organizations like the AFSP are doing phenomenal work to help reduce the suicide rate in the USA. It is for this reason that I’m running this charity effort.
Want to buy the book and help the cause? I highly recommend you buy from the CreateSpace store linked here. I make the most profit off those purchases, therefore the most money goes to AFSP. However, if you’re already buying from Amazon, you can pick up the Kindle or physical copy there. Profits from both of those channels — as well as via Amazon resellers — will also be donated.
I’ll be sharing a detailed breakdown of the money raised on a somewhat regular basis. I’m going to try to do this weekly, however depending on how well this goes, I may make it more frequent.
Want to help spread the word? Share this post (or the one I wrote a few weeks ago about why I’m doing this) on Facebook (you can also share the post from the book’s Facebook page), Twitter, via email, or in any other way you can. Review AETI on Amazon or Goodreads. Tell people about AFSP, about the book, about the charity drive, or about any of this. Really though. The work that AFSP does matters more than this blog post, more than my book, and more than the few seconds it’ll take you to share.
Thank you in advance for any help you personally are able to give to the cause.