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      Plans start for suicide prevention walk event

      Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that every day, around 105 people die from suicide. It is a serious matter and has some people working hard to raise awareness of the issue.

      In Iron Mountain, coordinators for the fifth annual Out of the Darkness Walk Event are letting the community know about suicide prevention and education. The walk is scheduled for Saturday September 7, at City Park, and is a way to offer help and resources but to also get the community involved.

      ??I just want to be able to help people understand that it is an illness, and that there is treatment for it,?? said coordinator Carol Waitrovich. ??It??s a chance for people to be gathered together with other people that know what they've been through, you know, losing someone or they've had a personal struggle,?? said coordinator Tina Tappy.

      The event??s registration is from 9 until 10:30 a.m., with recreation and entertainment before the noon walk begins. You can pre-register at their website , or visit their Facebook page for more information. If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK(8255), the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.