First Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk Held

First Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk Held

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(KSL News) -- The first ever Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk took place in Provo today. More than thirty thousand people commit suicide each year and over one hundred thirty thousand people are hospitalized after an attempt.

We spoke with one man who survived his own suicide attempt but later lost a son to suicide.

David Jenkins, Lost Son to Suicide: “The thing to know is that this is just like, it doesn't matter whether you're rich or poor, black or white, it crosses all ethnic boundaries, social economic boundaries and anybody can be affected by it. "

Greg Hudnall, Director of Student Services: “The object today is to bring awareness to our community that suicide should not be an option."

This event was organized by the HOPE task force which started up two years ago to address the issue in Utah County.

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