Posted at: 10/09/2013 5:38 PM
Updated at: 10/09/2013 10:24 PM
Suicide can lead to overwhelming grief for survivors. But there is an event on Saturday that's meant to give loved ones a sense of connection with others who are going through the same thing.
It's called the Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk, and is in its fifth year now. It's not a fundraiser, but instead a time to remember and reflect on those who are now longer with us.
Jo Angell lost her son Doug six years ago. "Part of your heart is gone. Your life is never the same."
She's part of the task force that organizes the walk. "We need to support each other."
Angie Cook says the same thing. She lost her son Jason two years ago, and had fifty people walk with her last year. "People need to share their struggles. It felt really good to be supported during the walk."
The walk is free, and fairly short. It starts at 9:30am on Saturday in Carlton at the Bethesda Lutheran church. There will be information available about suicide prevention and awareness. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TXT4Life/304690456337565