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Suicide Prevention Walk Set For Saturday

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After a bump in reported suicide deaths near the beginning of the year and increased awareness of the perennial issue, organizers hope a new event will help spread a message of hope.

The Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Historic Cache County Courthouse at 199 N. Main Street in Logan. The event is sponsored by the Cache Suicide Prevention Coalition, Bear River Mental Health and Cache County.

 

The event came about after officials saw a “slight increase” in suicide deaths locally at the beginning of the year, according to Charity Jenson, chair of the Cache Suicide Prevention Coalition. While the numbers looked dramatic to many who are less familiar with local suicide data, Jenson said there wasn’t as much alarm among officials, who can compare numbers year-over-year and consider other factors. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.