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10th Annual Indianapolis Community Walk for Suicide Prevention
Start Date: 9/13/2014Start Time: 1:30 PM
Entry Description

Join Team FSSA at the Community Walk in Downtown Indy!

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Registration: 1:30pm
Walk: 2:30pm

A life is lost every 14 minutes to suicide in the United States. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 20 year olds and the second leading cause among college students However, most Americans remain unaware that suicide is a national health problem. The impact suicide has on the lives of family members, friends, co-workers and the community is devastating. The loss of human potential is enormous.

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, FSSA’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction is sponsoring the Out of the Darkness (OOTD) Community Walk for suicide prevention. The hope for this event is that through education and awareness those suffering with a mental illness will be prompted to seek help.

Please consider joining Team FSSA in supporting this important cause. There is no cost to participate. A major goal of the event is to show support for the family and friends of the more than 38,000 Americans who die by suicide, and the more than 20 million people who suffer from depression, each year.

Support of the community walk also helps to raise funds for suicide prevention research and educational programs, erase the stigma surrounding suicide and its causes, and encourage those who are suffering from mental illness to seek treatment. While there is no cost to participate, walkers who raise $150 or more by the day of the Walk will receive an OOTD t-shirt at check-in. Any contributions made will help the work of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and all donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

Go online for more information and to join Team FSSA!



Out of the Darkness
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