Walk brings light | Armidale Express, Armidale NSW

Fri Sep 12, 2014

THE community took to the streets to bring the issue of suicide into the light.

About 130 people gathered at Mallam House for the Out of the Shadows and into the Light walk.

The event coincided with World Suicide Prevention Day and comes only one week after the World Health Organisation issued a report showing one person took their life every 40 seconds.

Mallam House mental health support worker Janelle Brandley said the walk was aimed at bringing the issue of suicide to the attention of the entire region.

“We’re really just not talking about suicide as a community. It’s really important to talk about it,” she said.

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