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Hosted by the American Society for Suicide Prevention, The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. The walk will be held Saturday, April 7.
In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide. She didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group, and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”
After suffering a suicide loss, Valery Keener didn't know how to help herself or her family. Less than two years later, she provided suicide awareness and prevention education to the students, faculty and staff at Explore Knowledge Academy. Click below to watch her story through her 2017 Senior Presentation.