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OUT OF THE DARKNESS - Suicide Prevention Walk


October 18, 2017

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Nearly 25 people gathered on a brisk, foggy morning at Legion Park for Sidney's Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk. The event is meant to create a sense of community among those who have survived suicidal thoughts and attempts and those who may be considering it, according to event co-organizer Andy Flander. Participants wore red or purple Out of the Darkness t-shirts to show solidarity and create awareness of suicide prevention resources in the area.

Sidney's third annual Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk in Legion Park Saturday attracted nearly 25 participants.

"We're here again to raise awareness and provide those peer supports, let people out there know they're not alone, whatever way suicide has affected them," Kaitlin Wilson, co-organizer, said.

The event was one of thousands held nationally, Andy Flander, co-organizer said.

"There's probably over 3,000 sites nationwide," he said. "Here, in Sidney, is the last walk in the state of Nebraska."

Key to the event is creating a sense of community, Flander said.

"There's the pee...

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