On September 27th, over 250 people attended the Walk Out of Darkness suicide awareness event at Lee Stadium in Newcomerstown. The first annual event, attended by individuals whose lives have been touched by suicide, was one of many held nation wide to promote awareness about suicide and depression and raise money for suicide prevention, research and education. The event was highlighted by speeches from suicide survivors Jayde Bricker and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple.
More than $10,000 was raised for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and will be distributed locally for outreach and education.
For more information about suicide prevention and support, please contact Kristie Wilkin, local Survivor of Suicide Support Group facilitator at 740-294-8496.