Friday, September 29, 2017

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell leads 'Out of the Darkness Community Walk' for suicide prevention at EMU Friday.

Photo Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Approximately 200 EMU students and faculty participated in the 'Out of the Darkness Walk' for suicide prevention on the campus of Eastern Michigan University Friday afternoon, September 29 in Ypsilanti. Congresswoman Debbie addressed the crowd of participants before leading the march that wound its way through campus.

The march began at 4 p.m. near Bob's Lakehouse situated adjacent to the EMU Student Center. 72 backpacks, each backpack representing 15 college students who die by suicide every year, were displayed in rows on the pavilion next to the Boathouse.

Students, faculty, and Debbie Dingell were intent on sending a strong message about the importance of suicide prevention. The march was the result of a partnership between Eastern Michigan University's suicide prevention grant and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. You can donate at the Foundation website.

Photos Purple Walrus Press.

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