September is Suicide Prevention Month, and folks all over the country are taking to the streets to prove the value of community in fighting suicide.
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In several places in the US, suicide is a leading cause of death for teenagers and young adults. Millions of people have been affected by suicide.
The Out of Darkness walks, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, shed light on the reality of mental health and the need for support. Communities gather to show that folks who are struggling are not alone.
These walks are taking place in many cities around America. Attendees are sharing experiences and discussing how to prevent suicide in their town.
“Talk to people. Ask if people are okay,” said one attendee.
By reaching out to your community, whether you’re in need or willing to help, you can be a part of suicide prevention. Join an Out of Darkness walk to connect and extend a hand.
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health, don’t hesitate to call the National Suicide Hotline at 9-8-8. You are worthy of help and hope. You are not alone.
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