Vicky speaks to hope and healing through lived experience in the area of suicide. She is an advocate, ally, and friend for suicide prevention efforts across the state. Vicky has been involved as a volunteer for AFSP for 11 years since losing her dad to suicide in 2010 and has held multiple positions on the AFSP MI Chapter Board of Directors.
Her work has led her to running AFSP's Out of the Darkness Walk in Lansing and volunteering to work on AFSP Capitol Days on her journey to spread hope. She now runs Still I Stay Designs, creating artwork to help her own healing process that she sells to raise money for suicide prevention efforts. She also has authored the book Depression Confessions: Truths About Living with Depression which ended up being the #1 New Release on Amazon in Mental Health in December of 2018.