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Suicide Prevention And Awareness Walk To Take Place This Weekend

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By the McPherson County Community Foundation

 

McPHERSON, Kan. — The Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness walk will be taking place on Sept. 23 from 9 to 12 p.m. at Memorial Park in McPherson.

List Of Partnering Organizations:

  • NAMI
  • McEID
  • United Way
  • Prairie View
  • Omega Project
  • DCCA
  • KSPHQ
  • McPherson Public Library
  • STEP MC

Suicide has been considered an epidemic among young adults. Suicide is attributed to the death of 46,979 Americans in 2020, making it the number 12 cause of death and the third leading cause of death in those aged 15 to 24 according to SAVE.org. Kansas is ranked 33 in the country with a rate of 18.3 deaths per 100,000 almost four deaths higher than the national average.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, you can call, text or chat 988 for support. Or you can visit 988suicidelifeline.org or ksphq.org for more information.

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