“I wanted to learn about suicide because I thought it was probably the most difficult thing I would face as a clinician. If we can understand the behavior and develop better ways of detecting it and assessing it and preventing it and treating it, we can help people all over the world.” – Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D.
Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D., is the Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. The TFT was proud to have Dr. Nock and three of his staff participate with them in the 2015 Boston Overnight Walk.
The Tommy Fuss Team returns to New York City for its 10th Overnight Walk this June 4-5. To date ninety-two individuals have crewed or walked nearly 2,600 miles from dusk till dawn to raise awareness, remove stigmas and raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Each year we walk to remember and honor our beloved Tommy, and all those whose lives have been lost to suicide.
10 years. A world before smartphones and social media. Before booksellers became film and TV producers. So much has changed in the ways we communicate, especially for the young. This has led to new pressures but new opportunities as well. Our mission, though, remains the same. Get the word out. Reach those who are struggling. Fund new research. Educate and raise the level of understanding and compassion. We still need your help, now more than ever. Thank you for what you have already done and for your continued support.