Walk to prevent suicide Sept. 25 in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY — The Jersey City Out of the Darkness Walk to be held on Sept. 25 at Owen Grundy Pier, is a fundraising walk supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
There are hundreds of Out of the Darkness Community Walks taking place through the U.S. this fall. Funds will support vital research, education, advocacy, suicide prevention initiatives and programs to support those impacted by suicide.
The event starts at 9 a.m. with walker registration at 10 a.m. 30 minutes prior to walk start time.
The Out of the Darkness Walks raise much needed funds and awareness to develop prevention programs and decrease stigma surrounding mental illness. Suicide is a serious national health problem that cuts across all ages and demographics. Each year, close to one million people make a suicide attempt and nearly 38,000 die by suicide in the U.S. alone.
More than 100 people from Jersey City are expected to participate.
For more information about the walk go to www.outofthedarkness.org. For more information about suicide and prevention please visit www.afsp.org.

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