DICKINSON, ND- On Saturday, September 5th, 2015 the Blue Hawk Men’s Basketball Team and Softball team took part in the 2015 Dickinson Community Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk. This is the 2nd consecutive year that both programs have been a part of this event.
Suicide claimed 41,149 lives in 2013 in the United States alone, with someone dying by suicide every 12.8 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts made annually.
When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide.
For more information about these events visit, http://www.afsp.org/