Raising money to support Capital Area Counseling and Avera St. Mary's in their efforts fighting the battle with thousands of men in our area who are dealing with mental health issues like depression. *On average 87 men per day take their own lives *More than 6 million men have depression each year *4 out of 5 Americans who die by suicide are men *90% of men who take their lives have a treatable mental health issue This is a real issue, having served in the Army in an all male combat unit suicide and depression was something I witnessed all too well. My unit, averaged on our worst month 9 suicides. Let that sink in for a minute... that's 18 parents who lost a son, 9 families who no longer have a father, 9 families who lost a brother. This happened every month, if we can raise $5,000 dollars to help in just our area, help to get the information out about the help that is available to these men think of all the childrens lives you have saved in the process. Kids growing up wondering why their dad is no longer with them, why their dad didn't want to be with them anymore. Now stop reading this and pitch in a few bucks, it wont break you... you have spent a $10 bill in much worse ways than this. Don't put it off and say you will do it later, because you wont. Own up to the fact that you DO have the ability to help. One last thought... It could be your brother, father, grandfather, son, grandson, nephew who needs this information Thank YOU!