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Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk Sept. 29

ORONO - Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Maine for those between the ages of 15 and 24.

As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness about this trend, the University of Maine Counseling Center will host an "Out of the Darkness" walk on Sunday, September 29th.

 

Registration is set to begin at 1:00 p.m., with the roughly two-mile walk starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Fogler Library.

 

the UMaine and Orono walk is looking for community involvement.

 

"It's a significant age population that we're working with, and suicide is a serious risk. So we're hosting this walk in an attempt to involve the community, to raise money, but most of all raising awareness," Kelly Shaw, a clinical psychologist resident at the UMaine Counseling Center, says.

 

Donations will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, with this walk's fundraising goal set at $8,000.

 

To register or donate to this walk, visit OutOfTheDarkness.org.

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