Register for walk to shine light on sui­cide

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

REGIS­TRA­TIONS are now open for Life­line WA’s Out of the Shad­ows and Into the Light walk.

The event will in­volve hun­dreds of Western Aus­tralians gath­er­ing in Kings Park on Septem­ber 5 to of­fer sup­port and hope to those touched by sui­cide and men­tal ill­ness.

Life­line WA’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Fiona Kalaf said the walk was a great op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­nity mem­bers to of­fer sup­port and hope to one another.

“With one Western Aus­tralian lost to sui­cide daily, events like this are im­per­a­tive in rais­ing aware­ness for Life­line’s 24/7 cri­sis sup­port and sui­cide preven­tion ser­vices,” she said.

“Life­line WA’s Out of the Shad­ows walk en­cour­ages peo­ple to talk about sui­cide, learn about sui­cide preven­tion and con­nect with the com­mu­nity to save lives.”

The walk will be held from 5.30-7.30 am on Satur­day, Septem­ber 5 in Kings Park. Break­fast will fol­low. To register visit www.out ofthe­shad­ows.org.au/find/ find-a-walk.

For cri­sis or sui­cide preven­tion sup­port, call Life­line on 13 11 14.

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