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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Event Promotes Suicide Awareness

 

September 21, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Walkers leave from the starting line in Legion Park Sunday for the Walk Out of Darkness event at the Shelter House. The Walk Out of Darkness events are designed to bring awareness to suicide.

Researchers haven't found a specific reason for suicide, but there is a list of likely triggers that leads to it. The one common factor is the isolation frequently felt by the deceased before the event, and the survivors afterward.

That is according to Jennifer Moffett, chapter chairman of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Sunday, Sept. 16, was the first time a board member has attended a Walk Out of Darkness event in Sidney, she said, a history she hopes to correct.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States with 44,965 dying by suicide each year, accord...



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