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"Be The Change" Suicide Prevention/Awareness Community Walk

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Central Georgia (SPCCG) will be hosting a “Be The Change” Suicide Prevention/Awareness Community Walk on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9am at the Byron North Peach Park & Trails. SPCCG is comprised of the collective efforts of local organizations of health professionals, other related professionals, community supporters and volunteers. Our mission is to provide education, resources and support for individuals at risk of suicide, survivors of suicide and their families who are also trying to cope with loss or loved ones suffering from thoughts of suicide. Our efforts are to educate the community on recognizing the signs and seeking immediate assistance to reduce the incidence of suicide.

Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. Suicide is rarely caused by a single factor. Although suicide prevention efforts largely focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental health conditions, there are many additional opportunities for prevention.

Researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. Relationship problems or loss, substance misuse; physical health problems; and job, money, legal or housing stress often contributed to risk for suicide. Firearms were the most common method of suicide used by those with and without a known diagnosed mental health condition.

For more information, contact Heather Prunty at 678-664-8742.

Event url: www.facebook.com/SPCCG

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Byron, GA 31008

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