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2019 Suicide Prevention Coalition 5K -10K Walk/Run

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Ariel Foundation Park

Community Pavillion

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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Suicide Prevention Coalition 5K

The 9th annual Knox County Suicide Prevention Coalition 5K Walk/Run Event, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12 at Ariel Foundation Park, Community Pavilion, Mouont Vernon. Preregistered participants by August 26th are guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration starts at 5 p.m. and the event will kick off at 6 p.m. First, second and third place male and female runners will receive prizes. Additional t-shirts will be available for purchase at the venue.

This event is to bring about awareness that suicides can be prevented by knowing the signs of suicide ideation that often lead to suicide and knowing what to do or say when you suspect someone you know or love is at risk to harm themselves. If you are one who needs help, please reach out — there is hope and help. In Knox County there is immediate help by calling 211, 911, or going to the hospital emergency room.

On the average local police, fire, and sheriff responders are called to about 25 incidents per month on suicidal threats or attempt calls. In 2018 there were 9 such deaths in Knox County and 5 accidental overdose statistics suspected as death by suicide.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) facilitates a Peer group every Thursday for folks challenged by such illnesses as depression, bipolar, anxiety, and others. This group meets at 7:00 p.m., at the Faith Lutheran Church. Statistics show that some 90% of deaths by suicide can be attributed to clinical depression.

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Following the race there will be testomonies given by survivors as well as a candlelight ceremony and the lighting of the Rastin Observation Tower at dusk. We hope you will stay and help us to remember those we have lost and lift up those that are left behind.

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Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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