As part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Central Utah Community Out of the Darkness Walks, I will be walking on Sept. 7, 2019, at the Richfield Lion’s Park to draw attention to the importance of suicide prevention. I won’t be walking alone, I will be joined by many who share my dedication. Last year, over 550 Out of the Darkness Walks took place in communities and campuses across the United States, attended by a quarter of a million dedicated people who share my passion. Our movement is growing.

Like many, I walk because suicide has affected me personally. I lost my daughter, Emilee, in 2018. Emilee was a bright soul that cared for everyone around her, she struggled with serious anxiety and depression. 

She is deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Since then, I have dedicated my time to educating others about suicide prevention and mental health. 

Our goal is to spread awareness of what is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and to let others know they are not alone. 

Please help us ensure that mental health is looked upon in equal importance to physical health, and continue to bring hope to those affected by suicide. Join me in this walk. 

We need you.

For more information about our local walk or suicide prevention, afsp.org/richfield.

Tracy Balch

Richfield

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tammygallian

Thank you for your work and commitment to Suicide prevention. Too many have been lost, we must reach out in awareness and love to prevent this senseless tragedy.

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