Ohio County, Kentucky Hosting Powerful Suicide Awareness Event This Weekend
September is National Suicide Awareness Month and Ohio County, Kentucky will again play host to a powerful community awareness event. The 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th at Ohio County Park in Hartford.
The aim of the walk is simple, but important. The latest CDC statistics indicate that 45,979 individuals died by suicide in the United States in 2020. That's one death every eleven minutes in this country and the Suicide Awareness Walk will "honor those who have lost their lives to suicide and provide valuable resources to community members who may need life-saving support.
Opening statements will be made at 9am and the remembrance walk will follow. As in years past, there will be a Memory Wall on site and you are invited to share photos. If you would like to remember someone who has lost their life to suicide you may bring a photo of your loved one to place on that wall.