We wanted to share a few more facts about suicide to continue with suicide awareness month:
- The highest suicide rate is among men over 85 years old: 65 per 100,000 persons
- 1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 commit suicide each year.
- Substance abuse is a risk factor for suicide.
We are also continuing our spotlight with an event which is happening a little later called “A Walk Along the Shore for Suicide & Depression Awareness.” They are putting on the walk to raise more awareness to the stigmas attached to suicide and depression. Enjoy an easy 3 mile walk through beautiful downtown Wake Forest. It is listed to start on November 9 at 2 pm.
$30 to walk (11 and under FREE!) – you’re guaranteed a special limited edition t-shirt if you pre-register!
Visit this facebook page to learn more!
HopeLine is also hosting its very first “Walk-A-Mile-In-My-Shoes” 1 mile remembrance walk on Saturday, September 21 at Mission Valley Shopping Center on the corner of Western Boulevard and Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh. The first annual event will help raise awareness about HopeLine and it’s mission of suicide prevention. We hope you’ll join us by registering via the link below.
We hope to see you at one of the many upcoming events dedicated to suicide prevention. Have a great weekend everyone!
HopeLine Volunteer Coordinator