VERNAL--Over 100 citizens crowded the walkways at Colton Pavilion on the morning of Saturday, September 21st to raise awareness and funds for new research, educational programs, public policy advocacy, and to support survivors of suicide loss. 

The Out of the Darkness Walk was organized in association with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 

Event organizer, Rick Robbins, said, “They’re walking in remamberance of their loved ones that they’ve lost to suicide and also brining suicide to the forefront. That’s why it’s called Out of the Darkness, it’s to bring suicide to the forefront so we can have that converstation about mental health, depression and anxiety.” 

The event is held locally annually. To follow along with the AFSP, find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFSPUtah/

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