New Jersey residents take part in first annual Out of the Darkness Walk

Over 300 people took part in the first annual Out of the Darkness Walk Sunday in Buccleuch Park.

According to event organizers, close to one million people attempt suicide every year and every eighteen minutes someone succeeds. It is also the second major cause of death among college students. Organizers hope to shed some light on this subject by walking.

Many of the walkers have lost a friend or relative to suicide and they say that is why they are participating. They hope to help destigmatize suicide and also raise money to help fund prevention programs.

Related link: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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