Today: Suicide Awareness Out of the Darkness Walk
Today, Monday, Sept. 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. To commemorate this important movement, University of Wisconsin-Parkside students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Awareness Walk.
This evening at 7, participants will gather outside the Student Center. UW-Parkside Sociology Professor Helen Rosenberg will kick off the program with a short address followed by the music of Michelle Antonacci-Metallo. The walk will then proceed on Parkside Boulevard and conclude with a moment of silence and an opportunity to share.
Suicide and suicidal behavior affects all ages, genders, races, and religions. When suicidal intent or risk is detected early, lives can be saved.
Risk factors include mental illness, substance abuse, hopelessness, recent loss of loved ones, unemployment, and vulnerability to self-harm to name just a few. Preventing suicide is achieved through high self-esteem, social connectedness, problem-solving skills, and supportive family and friends.Take the first step to stop this indiscriminant killer. Join us tonight for UW-Parkside's "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Awareness Walk. For more information, call the Student Health & Counseling Center at 262-595-2366.