A local organization will be hosting a walk to remind the community of the struggles that come with suicide and suicide prevention. According to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention suicide is the 10th leading cause of the death in the U.S. but even with it being one of the leading causes of death not much is talked about it. To have more known about suicide and suicide prevention Prevent Suicide Door County - Nathan Wilson Coalition is holding their 4th Annual Walk for HOPE on September 7th at Martin Park. The organization started the event as a way to educate the community on the signs and risks that go along with people who are considering suicide. Board of director’s member Monica Nelson says the name of the event is meant to be a reminder.
The Walk for HOPE is open to the public and will begin at 5 P.M. There will be counselors at the event for anyone who would like to speak with one and there will also be the opportunity to purchase a t-shirt for $10 with the proceeds going towards the organization’s educational endeavors. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide the Door County Crisis/Suicide Intervention 24/7 Hotline is (920) 746-2588 and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is (800) 273-8255.