Out of the Darkness walk raises awareness for suicide prevention

Sep 28, 2014 2:16 AM by Vanessa Vasconcelos

Hundreds of people gathered at the downtown plaza to shed light on a cause that affects millions worldwide.

Today's "out of the Darkness" walk was a day of healing and hope for those who have lost someone to suicide. People came out to honor loved ones, raise funds and more importantly... save lives.

This year's out of the darkness walk in chico stayed true to its name. People of all ages and backgrounds found common ground in giving a voice to those who suffer internally.

In the U.S. alone more than 39,000 people die by suicide each year--leaving behind devastated family and friends. The message of hope doesn't just stay in Chico. More than 300 "Out of the Darkness" walks are held nationwide each year.

Proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Preventions research and educational programs-- all aimed at creating a world without suicide.

For ways you can donate to the american foundation for suicide prevention or for information on resources available visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website.


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