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Riley Chart

A personal campaign sponsored by


Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

My name is Bridget.  I lost my son, Riley Chart, to suicide on September 16th, 2020, less than two weeks after his 16th birthday.  He was my only child and my life revolved around him. It is very difficult to explain the kind of pain you go thru when you lose a child. Nothing could have prepared me.  

Five weeks after he passed away, I joined my first 'Survivors After Suicide Loss Day' event and my life was set on a new path.  Although 'Survivor After Suicide Loss' is a title I never wanted, I have found the best way to navigate these dark waters is to connect with and help others.  I met other moms who have shared a loss. I became an AFSP volunteer, advocate and team Captain.

In the Spring of 2021, we launched a website -, in memory of our exceptional son.

In April 2021, 'Team Riley' walked from Culver City to Santa Monica to raise funds for suicide prevention. 'Team Riley' raised $13,655

In the fall of 2020, I was honored to be appointed AFSP's 'Out Of The Darkness' Sponsorship Committee Chair.  We made a YouTube video in support of our annual fundraising walk in Santa Monica, where I gave the 'Survivor of Suicide Loss' speech and 'Team Riley' raised over $10,000. 

“What One Mom Did After Losing Her Child to Suicide,” v=1zn2JDZl3zc 

In July 2021, my dear friend, Susan Klos installed a mural, 'Riley's Wings' on Grand View Blvd in Mar Vista to memorialize Riley and help bring awareness.  The art installation received local press, including a full-page in the Argonaut.

This year, I'm especially excited to have been appointed co-chair of this years Out Of The Darkness Walk, taking place in Santa Monica on October 22nd.  I'm looking forward to coming together with ASFP alumni and newcomers to make this our best walk ever!

Please help me reach my goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.

Thank you for your generous support!