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Carroll County Out of The Darkness Walk For Suicide Scheduled For Oct. 16

On the scheduled walk days, on their own time participants will begin their showing their support at Point Park in Carrollton following a designated route.

(Carroll County, Ky.) – According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages.

Carroll County Out of the Darkness walk, hosted by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), is asking for residents to come out and show their support for those affected by suicide.

This year due to the pandemic, Carroll County Out of the Darkness the walk will look a little different. Instead of the walk being just one day, it will be three days beginning on Friday, October 16. Virtual events will also be held throughout the week for participants.

The goal of the walk is to educate and support programs that are put on by AFSP with the ultimate goal being to reduce the annual U.S. rate of suicide by 20 percent by the year 2025.

“Suicide touches one in five American families. By connecting and sharing our stories with each other, we will keep going in the fight to stop suicide. Together, our community sends the message that you are never alone, that healing is possible, and when we connect, we create hope. Together we keep going,” said Holly Dawson KY AFSP Chapter Board Member and Carroll County Walk Chair.

On the scheduled walk days, on their own time participants will begin their showing their support at Point Park in Carrollton following a designated route.

If you would like to participate in this year’s walk, or if you would like to donate you can visit, afsp.donordrive.com.

“We can all learn new ways to help each other save lives,” said AFSP CEO Robert Gebbia. “By joining an Out of the Darkness Experience, you can show people that we are strong, we are resilient, and we are hopeful. Together, we can create a culture that’s smart about mental health.”

If you have any other questions about the event you can contact Holly Dawson at (502) 396-5412.

If you have been struggling with the thoughts of suicide you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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