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Share the Journey Walk for Suicide Awareness

The Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) will hold its first suicide prevention and awareness walk, Share the Journey, on Saturday, September 7th at the county courthouse in Scranton.
Scranton, Lackawanna County-The Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) will hold its first suicide prevention and awareness walk, Share the Journey, on Saturday, September 7th at the county courthouse in Scranton. The Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative is a newly formed nonprofit organization comprised of all volunteers, no paid staff, whose mission is to prevent suicides in our community by advocacy, collaboration, and education. NSPI is a committed grassroots organization run entirely by volunteers and survivors who believe suicide can be defeated.
The Regional Walk will start at the County Courthouse in Scranton and wind through the city, passing organizations and housing that respond to high risk groups for suicide, such as older adult housing, physician medical college, high school administration and veteran’s hospital. Registration is at 9:00 am and free suicide prevention resources and survivor healing activities will be available. There is no registration cost for this walk, but donations are encouraged. The Walk brings together families, co-workers, neighbors, and students who have been affected by this terrible tragedy and supports their journey of healing. This Walk offers community members in the northeast the opportunity of mutual support and recovery from their horrific loss of someone they loved to suicide.  All funds raised stays in the northeast and will be used for programs such as training clinicians on suicide assessment and management skills, as well as education for the community on suicide prevention and support of healing and grief activities for survivors who have lost someone. After the Walk everyone is invited to a breakfast at Elm Park Church basement.
For more information contact Kathy Wallace at 570-575-2343 or jkwallace0821@gmail.com.
 
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