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Walking for Prevention

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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Swan Valley branch hosted a community awareness walk for suicide prevention on World Suicide Prevention Day, which is held every year on Sept. 10. Twenty-five people participated in the walk, followed by a presention providing resources available for suicide prevention, and some community fellowship. Ten Canadians die from suicide every day and it is the ninth leading cause of death in Canada, second among those aged 15 to 34. For more information or support regarding suicide, called CMHA at 204·734·2734 or the Manitoba suicide hotline at 1·877·435·7170. Pictured here, the group of community leaders and members continue their walk through Swan River Legion Park.

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Jeremy Bergen
REPORTER
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