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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Help Prevent Suicide, Honor Lost Loved Ones, and Save Lives During Walk at NSU on Nov. 21

“Out of the Darkness” Community Walk raises awareness and benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – In 16 minutes, somewhere in the United States another life will be lost to suicide – the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds and the second leading cause among college students.

Yet despite the list of shocking and tragic recent headlines about students who take their own lives, many Americans remain unaware that suicide is a national health problem. 

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) students hope to help change this by participating in the school’s second annual “Out of the Darkness” Walk to Prevent Suicide starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21. The walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in its mission to prevent suicide and assist those affected by suicide.

Day of walk registration will start at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. on NSU’s main campus in Davie at 3301 College Ave. 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. A major goal of this walk is to show support for the surviving families and friends of Americans who die by suicide, and the 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 see treatment. “Out of the Darkness” Community Walks are taking place in more than 200 communities across the country this fall.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

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

 

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 (office), 954-873-8494 (cell), andrali@nova.edu