Suicide Prevention Walk Raises Awareness and Thousands at Ball State University
By: Jimmy Lentz
Thousands of dollars were raised for suicide prevention and research at Ball State University as 175 people walked together last Saturday. They raised about $5,578 in total. The money went to an organization called the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). AFSP has been around since 1987 and was founded by a number of suicide experts, community leaders, and survivors of suicide. They believe that only a combined effort would make it possible to fund the research necessary for progress in the prevention of suicide. Such an approach has proven successful with disease, cancer, and diabetes, and they hoped that the method would also be successful in dealing with depression and suicide.
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