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Suicide walk raises awareness on quiet subject


Last updated 9/9/2015 at 9pm

Havre Daily News/John Paul Schmidt

Michael Woods tells the story Tuesday of his own experience with suicide as Amber Spring holds the microphone for him in front of the crowd gathered for the Out of the Darkness Walk.

Amber Spring, the chair of the Local Advisory Council on Mental Health for Hill County, said this is the first year the LAC has put on a walk of this nature.

The Out of the Darkness Walk is a nationwide event that aims to bring suicide awareness to communities. One of the issues with the suicide problem, Spring said, is that people don't talk about it when it needs to be talked about.

A crowd of people gathered in front of the Vande Bogart Library at Montana State University-Northern to listen to speakers talk about their experiences with suicide, whether their own or others'.

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