Heidi Cureton and her mother Sonia Carlsson lead the way at the Out of the Shadows Walk in Grafton.
Heidi Cureton and her mother Sonia Carlsson lead the way at the Out of the Shadows Walk in Grafton. JoJo Newby

A humbling Out of the Shadows walk

ALL hell will break loose if the Out of the Shadows walk held in Grafton at the weekend doesn't become an annual event.

Organiser Kevin Donoghue said the heart-wrenching stroll from See Park to Memorial Park on Saturday brought together more than 40 people as part of Lifeline's suicide prevention and recovery response.

"Put it this way," Mr Donoghue said.

"If they were there, they've been touched by suicide."

He said the event was very humbling and those who attended said it had to be made into an annual event.

"It's important to raise awareness because no one wants to talk about it (suicide) and it's taboo.

"The people who attended didn't say they want it to happen again. They said it had to happen.

"All hell will break loose if it doesn't."

Scarves and bandanas were handed out to those participating in the walk.

Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day.

Lifeline North Coast called on people from the community to help spread the word that suicide can be prevented and that help is available 24/7 through Lifeline.

 

GET HELP

Anyone feeling vulnerable should contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If a life is in immediate danger, do not hesitate, phone 000.



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