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Out of Darkness, Suicide fundraising walk in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Families and friends who lost loves ones and those struggling with depression talked about it Sunday, in an effort to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

More than a hundred Tri-Citians came out for the second annual " Out of the Darkness" walk at Howard Amon Park. The foundation aims at awareness, education and has raised more than $10 million dollars for mental health research.

"Some are here, to say they're struggling with a mental illness and they want to be able to put the awareness out there. To say I struggle and I'm here, and I'm going to make a difference.That's certainly big because a lot of the ones that are out here are young adults and unfortunately it's the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15-24," says Jo McNeal, the Area Director for the foundation in the Pacific Northwest.

McNeal says local families have managed raise almost $4,000 in the Tri-Cities this year. If you need help or are having suicidal thoughts please call 1-800-273-TALK.

For more information, go to www.afsp.org

 

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