LEADING THE WAY: Heidi Cureton and her mother Sonia Carlsson at the Out of the Shadows Walk in Grafton. Photo JoJo Newby
LEADING THE WAY: Heidi Cureton and her mother Sonia Carlsson at the Out of the Shadows Walk in Grafton. Photo JoJo Newby

Community walk puts spotlight on suicide

SUICIDE; a word we often shy from and dodge in conversation, yet, an issue we should shout from the roof tops.

Lifeline will host their second Out of the Shadows and into the Light community walk on September 7 to do just that.

The walk coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day and aims to raise awareness about the issue that is all too often kept hidden.

Lifeline volunteer Kevin Donoghue said the community walk was a time for people to come together to remember those lost to suicide, and spread the message that there is help available.

"We did it last year and had about 60 people in the walk," Mr Donoghue said.

"Then anyone who felt comfortable enough shared their story at the end and it was a good chance for people to talk to one another."

Those who want to participate in the walk are to register online at http://www.outoftheshadows.org.au/Find/find-a-walk.

Walkers are to meet at See Park in Grafton at 8.15am for an 8.30am start, heading to Memorial Park.



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