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Hundreds Walk James Miner Trail for Suicide Prevention

First Ever Suicide Prevention Walk in Shiawassee County Was Held on Wednesday Evening

Posted by Perry Pulse at 1050pm 9/23/18

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Around the midway point of the 3 mile walk from Owosso to Corunna along the James Miner Trail; some of the hundreds that participated in the Suicide Awareness Walk./Sheriff Brian BeGole

A balloon release behind JC Penney in Owosso kicked off the first ever Shiawassee County Suicide Awareness Walk on Wednesday, September 19th. Hundreds of people walked the James Miner Trail's approximately three miles, ending at McCurdy Park in Corunna, in honor of friends or family lost to suicide, and to bring to light the many resources available to people that may be having thoughts of self harm. The walk was organized by Shiawassee Health & Wellness. Sheriff Brian BeGole was among those that participated.

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Hundreds of ballooned were released in memory of loved ones lost to suicide, part of the first ever Suicide Awareness Walk in Shiawassee County./Kaylene Kirby

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness calls it a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.

If you are having thoughts of self harm, please call 1-800-273-8255, anytime 24/7, for free and confidential support, and prevention and crisis resources.

Find out more about how you can #BeThe1To support suicide prevention and help people in crisis by visiting the National Suicide Prevent Lifeline.

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