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Brenda Weiler, Fargo, Published September 03 2012

Letter; Register for ‘out of darkness’

In recognition that National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 9-15, I would like to use this time to encourage the public to learn more about suicide and ways to prevent it. Awareness of some of the key suicide warning signs such as feeling hopeless, withdrawing from friends and family and making suicidal statements can help save lives. If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or just needs to talk, call (800) 273-TALK (8255). Help is available 24 hours a day, every day.

Another way the community can help is by participating in the upcoming Fargo-Moorhead Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Lindenwood Park on Sunday, Sept. 23. We encourage everyone to participate. Funds will support the mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the North Dakota chapter, funding national and local suicide prevention programs and research.

To register for the walk, please visit www.outofthedarkness.org or call (701) 205-4710.