The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness

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Social Security Disability and Medicare Advocates Sponsor a Booth to Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Promote Education About Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs

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Sponsoring a booth at the Out of the Darkness event is a terrific opportunity for us to raise awareness of a devastating issue that touches [us].

The Advocator Group, LLC is proud to be sponsoring a booth at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk on October 25th. The AFSP is a not-for-profit organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the country each year. Net proceeds from these events are used to help understand and prevent suicide through not only medical research, but education and personal relationships as well.

The Advocator Group shares this passion for educating and inspiring struggling individuals to overcome adversity with intentional relationships and personalized advocacy. The company is continuously seeking to deliver on its goal to guide clients through a lifetime of change by helping them stay positive and focus on their health throughout the process of waiting for disability or Medicare coverage to become available to them.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011 suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for Americans—and suicide rates have continued to increase over the last several years. A large proportion of suicide victims suffer from mental illness, but unfortunately the majority of those struggling with suicidal thoughts do not seek help. This is particularly distressing in light of a recent Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) study, which concluded that 80% of people who seek treatment for depression are treated successfully.

Depression is just one of dozens of suicide warning signs. Changes in speech or behavior can be subtle or sudden, particularly in response to a drastic life change like a lost job or loved one could easily make someone vulnerable to suicidal thoughts. The AFSP Community Walks thrive on the hope that education and awareness can highlight these statistics and show individuals struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts that help is available.

Julie Turpin, CEO of The Advocator takes this responsibility seriously, stating, “Sponsoring a booth at the Out of the Darkness event is a terrific opportunity for us to raise awareness of a devastating issue that touches both our clients and our staff, as we all know someone whose life has been impacted by anxiety, depression, or suicide. Many of our clients have spent their lives battling mental illness or physical disabilities that lead to depression, and we want to eliminate the negative stigma that is often attached to these issues so that anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts feels encouraged to seek help to improve their quality of life.”

The Advocator Group will be hosting a bright orange booth at the Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Artesani Park in Brighton, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 25th. To learn more about how to increase suicide awareness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, visit their website.

ABOUT THE ADVOCATOR GROUP – The Advocator Group, LLC is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Group’s team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided phenomenal service while each case receives close attention. The company’s core values include humility, integrity, commitment, optimism, learning and creativity. For more information, visit


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