Give your life a new perspective

if it´s asking for it

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If a loved one is surprisingly torn out of the middle of life, nothing is the same as it once was. Mourning, guilt, reproaches, and never-ending pain determine our days, months, often years or a whole life. It does not matter whether we have lost these people through an accident, sudden illness, suicide or a crime. Many of the surviving dependent lose control of their lives, or even any further courage to live. Like in my case, when a suicide has torn my world into millions of pieces and I did not want to continue my own life.

A similar fate, I share with seven million people all over the world, who are directly affected by a suicide each year, year after year.



That´s why I will plant trees of memory for the people who left us

and those who left behind,

on the


Footpath of Life

75 000 km around the world, connecting more than 60 countries. My goal is to create a prominent monument for those we loved. But it will be also a symbol for people who are yearning for death. I will prove with this, that each of us can accomplish incredible things, even in the darkest hours of life.



By now:

31 trees in 12 countries - Receive your tree now and become part of this very special community

What drives me?


With this circle of growing, flowering trees around the

earth, symbols for love, strength, beauty and

the infinity of life, I'd like


  • giving friends and family members new

courage to live


  • setting a sign against increasing despondency,

lack of perspective and loneliness worldwide


  • giving hope to those who are left behind in their

darkest hours


  • facilitate farewell with this special tree, which will be connected with others, who are sharing similar lifelines


  • giving courage and hope to desperate people, e.g. those who suffer from a depression, those who no longer see a perspective, and those can no longer see the positive side of life.


  • mobilizing people to join me realizing the great value of life


  • gathering life stories, experiences, and destinies – a story bank, which enables exchange and thereby provides help


  • showing relatives that they are not alone in their experience


  • inviting people to walk with me to discover new perspectives


  • drawing worldwide attention to the problem of increasing suicide numbers


  • supporting the international suicide prevention work and giving financial emergency aid


  • finding a way out of passivity. I myself have suffered from the worst depression, a suicide attempt, lost my big love to depression and suicide, and I am willing to give up everything, renounce my pension fund and a so-called secure future to make my point:


Having a fulfilled and happy life is possible: if you follow yourself, you will always have the power over your life.

It will show itself to you in all its splendor, even if you are stuck for such a long time that seems forever.

With Footpath of Life I will prove that everything is possible.


Please support Footpath of Life and you will be part of something big


  • Together we can testify to the greatness of life,
  • and perhaps we can succeed in giving people new courage to life,
  • a new perspective,
  • prevent them from a terrible act
  • and give life a new meaning


What can you do?

  • Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr (this will help to attract companies)
  • subscribe to my youtube channel (this will help to attract companies)
  • offer me a place to stay via couchsurfing or in your garden or whereever
  • you know where I am at the moment? Come over and lets have a drink, a talk, sharing a pizza ...
  • hire me for a lecture or inhouse teaching
  • sharing the idea of Footpath whereever you can, so it will find the people who want´s a tree
  • becoming part of Footpath of Life with your own tree
  • Become a sponsor


To implement Footpath of Life, I need your financial help

and the support from people like you, who are like me and who believes, that it is worth fighting for life. I can hike alone,

I can plant trees alone, but I cannot raise the funds for the necessary technical equipment, the trees and everything which is needed to make it possible.

What exactly do you support at Footpath of Life?


I want you to know how I will use your donation.

See the use of your money, the goals and a list with all numbers here.


Footpath of Life will be 100% transparent and publicly accountable.



Financing the "Trees of memory" with 5 Euros / Dollars or more


Each tree stands:

  • For a human who is no longer among us
  • For someone who stayed behind
  • For their relationship
  • And for people who do not believe in any perspective, as a sign of hope, beauty, strength, proving what else can be feasible.

All these trees will stand on a ring around the earth.

A self-contained path that symbolizes the cycle and infinity of life.

A worldwide visible symbol of the beauty and the power of life and a memorial of special people and relationships. A sign which will show: everything is possible and achievable - even if you cannot see it at the moment and even if you are surrounded by terrible darkness.


The cost for such a tree, which will contain the tree, a small nice ceremony around the planting, the shooting and editing of a video I will do with the family and friends to honor the deceased, the plaque and everything which is neccessary to make it possible, like negotiations with the community for a little place to plant it & more, plus some left overs for the active suicide prevention, will be 500 Euro.


Even with a small amount you can help to realize the planting of the second tree,

as just 69 Euros are missing and you will become a godfather of the tree. And way more important: You will support with this powerfull sign those, who are struggeling in life and showing them: we believe in you and it is worth fighting - everymoment.




For your safety:

Ask me (info@footpath-of-life.com) what you need to know and I try to provide you with all the answers, documents or whatever. You also have the possibility to donate directly to Footpath of Life, for example via PayPal or direct transfer. All the information here.

The implementation


  • The places where your trees are to be planted will create the Footpath of Life.
  • You tell me where to go and together we will plant your tree of remembrance.
  • First of all, I will take all the localities in a meaningful order and this route I will walk and follow. From village to village, from country to country, from continent to continent, from tree to tree, from human to human.
  • Footpath of Life weel be documented daily & multimedial




Everyone is welcome


  • No obligation, no cost
  • Everyone can contact me, no matter where you come from or where I have to go
  • Religious, esoteric, cultural, political worldviews are all the same to me. I am only concerned about people.
  • Footpath of Life is open to everybody and not only dedicated to those who ware affected by a suicide. Doesn´t matter how you lost this person, I will be honored to plant this tree of love and respect, with you.
  • Communities or companies can plant a tree as a symbol too
  • Each tree is given a plaque
  • As long as I run, anyone who is up to 100 km to the right and left of the planned route, can ask me to come. I am flexible at any time, but I can not go back, because life is only going forward too and never back.



Mario Dieringer

Geleitsstr. 66A

63067 Offenbach



Tel: +4917670428613


Above on this site you will find all the social networks I am in. It will be a major help if you connect with me in those networks.


I will use them to document my walk around the world. On youtube you will find weekly video documentations. On flicker I will do the daily photo documentary. The best pic of the day you will find on instagram and much more. Where I will write about the adventures is not sure yet.


If you don´t have any of those, order my newsletter and you will be informed to.

Please help with your friendship and sharings.


Thank you so much.


Who or what am I?

In any case, crazy enough to devote my life to a task that has become much more important to me than my home, my scooter and my garden. It is my life task, because a suicide kills us all in one way or another.