2007 Memorial Golf Tournament
The Johnny Foundation would like to ask you to support
the 4th annual Johnny Leathers, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting
the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) being held May 19th,
2007 at Woodmont Golf and Country Club.
We have been blessed to have raised over $46,000 in the last three
tournaments targeting College Student Prevention Programs in hopes of
preventing just one of the suicides that tragically ends the lives of
1,100 college students every year. Last year’s tournament helped fund
AFSP’s On-line College Screening Project at Emory University. This
web-based project reaches out to students with serious depression and
other problems who would not otherwise have sought help. A three-year
pilot test of the outreach method showed the project is effective in
resolving the students concerns about treatment through engaging in
anonymous online dialogues with a counselor. At-risk students who
exchanged dialogues were found to be three times more likely to eventually
come for an in-person evaluation and to enter treatment. We have seen
evidence that awareness does work and desperately need your help to raise
awareness, give hope and reach the nearly one million people in the U.S.
who attempt to end their lives every year.
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