7th Annual “Out of the Darkness Walk” Raises Suicide Awareness

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WILKES-BARRE -- People in Wilkes-Barre came together to remember loved ones lost to suicide.

"At the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of autumn, we remember them.."

About 500 people took part in the 7th annual "Out of the Darkness Walk" at Kirby Park.

Family, friends and colleagues walked three miles through the city to raise money and awareness for the cause.

Family members of a 23-year-old man who died by suicide hope the event will help others.

"These young people are crying out for help and they don't know how. They just keep it inside them and it just wont come out."

WNEP was a proud sponsor of the "Out of the Darkness Walk" in Wilkes-Barre.
For more information on this, or future "Out of the Darkness Walks" in our area or to become a volunteer, visit http://afsp.org or the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention - Greater Northeast PA Chapter's Facebook page.