Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Walking in remembrance of loved ones while united in a cause for a brighter future, hundreds of Basin community members participated in the Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention at the Vernal Colton Pavilion on Saturday. This was the Walk’s third year and it went very well, shares event coordinator Rick Robbins. There were 265 people that attended raising over $15,250 dollars. That money is used to raise awareness and funds that “allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.” The Foundation’s goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by the year 2025.  Training will be done locally with the Foundation’s TALK Saves Lives program. Robbins says the group is already looking at dates for next year’s local event. Learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at www.afsp.org.   

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