HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University’s Department of Social Work will host a suicide prevention event on April 20 at its Huntington campus.
The university says the Walk for Hope: Campus Suicide Prevention and Education event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the university’s Memorial Student Center plaza.
Paula Rymer, a faculty member in the Master of Social Work program, says Walk for Hope originated a few years ago with a local walk she organized in eastern Kentucky to promote education and awareness about suicide and mental health.
Rymer says the second-highest rate of suicides occurs in the 14- to 24-year-old age group.
The event will include music and testimonials from people who have been affected by suicide. Rymer says the Huntington community is encouraged to attend.
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