Suicide Prevention Walk:
Event Time: 9AM-NOON
Event Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Event Location: OWU Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015
(Between the Hamilton-Williams Building and the Beeghly Library. )
The 7th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk is all about connecting. Connectedness is a top protective factor for those struggling with suicide. We encourage everyone to think of what connects you. Is it your family and friends? Do you connect with poetry? Does walking out in nature help you connect? Maybe it’s your personal faith that makes you feel connected. Whatever your connections are, nurture them! It’s important to have as many connections as you can muster. This year’s walk will focus on offering a safe environment for people on any area of the spectrum of suicide and suicide prevention. We are here to support survivors of suicide, those who have attempted and survived, anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, those who care about someone who struggles with suicide, and those that are coming to support the efforts of suicide prevention. All are welcome!
Activities this year include:
- A 1.5-mile walk through historic downtown Delaware, Ohio to promote awareness
- A Connect scavenger hunt that can be completed before and during the walk
- Labyrinth participants can walk to help ground themselves and promote mindfulness
- Local agencies and groups that support suicide prevention efforts in and around Delaware Co.
- Activity tables
The Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition:
The Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition is a collaboration of community agencies, schools, and law enforcement dedicated to the mental health and wellness of our community. The coalition strives to increase awareness about suicide as a public health problem that can be prevented. The ultimate goal of the coalition is to reduce the stigma associated with suicide in order to increase each person’s ability to seek help and prevent further loss of life.