• On May 5, 2018, Tycho Spelis Chiusano took his own life. A sweet, outgoing, athletic, and handsome 16-year-old, Tycho had been battling a silent depression that he kept hidden from those who loved him. Tycho’s last wish was to donate his money to a depression and bipolar organization to help others suffering from these diseases to get the help they need.

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (cdc.org) “Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects many young people. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, and results in approximately 4,600 lives lost each year.

    … A nationwide survey of high school students in the United States found that 16% of students reported seriously considering suicide, 13% reported creating a plan, and 8% reporting trying to take their own life in the 12 months preceding the survey. Each year, approximately 157,000 youth between the ages of 10 and 24 are treated in Emergency Departments across the U.S. for self-inflicted injuries.”

Support Fly High Tycho as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness Sacramento Walk.

Photo of the 2019 NAMI Walk

We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Saturday, September 28th 2019
California State Capitol – West Steps
1315 10th Street – Sacramento, CA

Check-in/Registration Time:  9:00 am
Walk Begins:  10:00 am
Walk Ends:  12:30 pm

 

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How can you help?

Our mission is to create awareness of the depression and bipolar epidemic in our country. These tragedies have gone virtually unnoticed and they have affected too many people for too long. Please help us in our fight. We never knew how many people have been and are suffering from depression and bipolar disorder. Please help us in getting the word out to fight depression and bipolar disorder.

You can help by making a donation on our GoFundMe page at www.gofundme/flyhightycho or by sharing positive comments or stories with us. If you or a loved one have fought depression or bipolar disorder please share your story. Feel free to include any ideas and/or advice that you think could help others in this battle.

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#FlyHighTycho

If you have any pictures of Tycho to share or if you would like to post any positive comments or thoughts please post them on Instagram using the hashtag #FlyHighTycho. You can also post them on the GoFundMe page at www.gofundme/flyhightycho or send us an email and we will add them to the future gallery here.

LEARN ABOUT DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

Contact the National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI) HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org if you have any questions about bipolar disorder or finding support and resources.

Suicide Prevention phone number 1.800.273.8255

CONTACT US

If you would like to get in touch with us please send us an email.

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THANK YOU

We want to thank everyone for all of their love, support and generosity in this time of tragedy. We are shocked at how many lives are affected by depression and bipolar disorders and are doing what we can to bring awareness and honor Tycho’s last wish.