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Groups discuss suicide awareness

May 23, 2014

Dustin Jarrett, Donna Dickman and Laura Ulrick work a booth Thursday in Wapakoneta High School’s cafeteria to bring awareness to suicide prevention. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)

Suicide is something that needs to be addressed.

Suicide is something many people have a difficult time discussing.

Suicide is something prevalent in the lives of many and prevention tactics and awareness need to be brought to the attention of everyone.

Thursday, in addition to being filled with students eating their lunch, the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria had a booth set up with prizes, a slideshow running on a projector and classmates wearing yellow shirts in support of suicide awareness day.

Becky Sunday, pastor at St. Paul United Church of Christ was on hand with the Auglaize County Suicide Prevention Coalition to help spread awareness to students on information related to suicide prevention, warning signs and where to get help.

“It is suicide awareness day, so we are here to talk to the kids and give them valuable information about suicide awareness and prevention,” Sunday said.

For the full story, see the Friday, May 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.


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