Forest Park High School Students Host Third Annual Suicide Awareness Walk

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The students in Ms. Shannon Geraghty’s Advanced Placement Government classes complete a service project to fulfill the requirement of a final project. The Class of 2017 will be hosting a walk to raise awareness for suicide and its signs.

On May 20th, 2017 students at Forest Park High School will work to educate the local community to help them come together to stand against suicide. Forest Park seniors will work to host a suicide awareness walk which will begin at Forest Park High School at 9:00 a. m. Participants will walk to Hylton High School and back. There will be guest speakers such as Representative Connolly and Senator McPike, refreshments, and informative workshops to raise awareness for suicide and its signs.

In the United States, a person dies of suicide every 13.7 minutes, claiming more than 38,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, and the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults. In an effort to combat these numbers, the Forest Park High School community is inviting the local community to attend the suicide awareness walk on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a. m. at Forest Park High School, 15721 Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge.

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