Out of Darkness Walk raises suicide awareness, money for prevention

first_img You Might Like Jail feasibility study officially begins The jail feasibility study is officially underway after two months of other related work by provider TCU Consulting services. “We… read more Print Article “In Alabama, suicide is the third leading cause of death among ages 15-24, the fourth leading cause of death among ages 10-14, the sixth leading cause for ages 45-54 and the 10th leading cause for ages 55-64.”Minor said while all the figures are alarming, the most alarming is that so many young people are taking their lives.“The goals of the Walk Out of Darkness Walk are to save lives by increasing awareness and promoting prevention of suicide and to remember those lost to suicide and provide families an opportunity to know they are not alone in this struggle,” she said. “The funds raised at Sunday’s Out of Darkness Walk will be used to further these goals.”Josh Johnson from WSFA will be a guest speaker at the walk and Johnny Barron and Friends will perform. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel On Sunday, the Pike County community will once again walk to help bring light to those who are living in darkness.The annual Out of the Darkness Walk will be from 2 until 3:30 p.m. at the soccer track on the Troy University campus and everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in the community’s suicide prevention fundraising effort, said Amy Minor, Troy Community Walk chair.“This is the third year we have walked as a community to increase awareness and promote prevention of suicide,” Minor said. “In the last two years combined, we have had about 1,200 walkers come out with a total of more than $60,000 raised in the combined years. This year’s goal is $25,000. The raised funds go toward education, research and advocacy for suicide awareness and prevention.”Minor said the Alabama suicide figures are staggering, as are those across the nation. Latest Stories “The Pike County Out of the Darkness Walk would not be possible without the sponsorship of our community,” she said. “We thank our sponsors and all of those who work and contribute to the efforts to prevent suicide among all ages.”Out of Darkness Walks are the signature events for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which is the leading national non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Tents will be set up with counselors and mental health professionals available for those who have questions or would like information.“We will have Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirts available for sale and Memory Beads,” Minor said. “Free water and PowerAde will be available to walkers and there will be a safe kids’ area provided by education majors at Troy University.”A butterfly release will be the culminating event for the 2017 Out of Darkness Walk.Minor said more than $7,000 has been donated by corporate sponsors and another $7,000 donated in in-kind donations. Out of Darkness Walk raises suicide awareness, money for prevention Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Thursday, November 2, 2017 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Contentlast_img

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