The 2022 Out of the Darkness suicide prevention campus stroll at Arkansas Tech College raised $8,623.51 to help analysis, training and outreach efforts led by the American Basis for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
The stroll, which exceeded its objective of elevating $8,000, included 230 registered contributors. It was the primary in-person Out of the Darkness stroll at ATU since 2019 because of COVID-19.
Arkansas Tech and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Middle Turning Level Grownup Behavioral Well being have collaborated to host the suicide prevention stroll at ATU since 2014. The stroll is co-directed by Kristy Davis, affiliate dean for pupil wellness and director of the well being and wellness middle at ATU, and Matthew Klein, neighborhood training supervisor at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Middle.
Knowledge from the AFSP reveals that suicide is among the two main causes of demise amongst Arkansans age 10-34 and that Arkansas exceeds the nationwide common for deaths by suicide per 100,000 residents. In 2019, greater than 500 people in Arkansas died by suicide.
These wishing to donate to the 2022 ATU Out of the Darkness stroll could achieve this at www.afsp.org/atu via June 30.