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“Out of the Darkness” Community Walk at NSU Raises $15,000 for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

With the understanding that every 16 minutes somewhere in the US another life will be lost to suicide,  NSU students recently helped organize and host the 2nd Annual “Out of the Darkness” Walk to Prevent Suicide. The walk raised more than $15,000 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in its mission to prevent suicide and assist those affected by suicide.

This is the second Out of the Darkness Community Walk to be held in Broward County since the AFSP began holding the walks in 2004. According to the AFSP, more than 33,000 people in the U.S. die by suicide each year. It is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds and the second leading cause among college students. A major goal of this walk is to show support for the surviving families and friends of Americans who die by suicide, and the more than 20 million people who suffer from depression each year.

Support of the walk also helps to raise funds for suicide prevention research and educational programs, erase the stigma surrounding suicide and its causes, and encourage those who are suffering from mental illness to seek treatment. “Out of the Darkness” Community Walks are taking place in more than 200 communities across the country this fall.

For more information, or to make donations for the “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk at NSU, visit www.outofthedarkness.org or call 954-262-7482.