CHICAGO (WLS) — A special march is taking place on Saturday morning to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Organizers of Saturday’s “Out of the Darkness” march hope to send a strong message: you are not alone.
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The event, beginning in Montrose Harbor, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. This is the largest suicide prevention march in the country, bringing together more than 4,000 people.
The annual event has raised nearly $10 million since 2014. We cannot overstate how essential these efforts are. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has shared its latest 2020 data, indicating that 54% of Americans have been affected by suicide in some way.
The event will continue until 1 p.m.
If you are experiencing suicidal, addiction or other mental health crises, please call or text the new three-digit code to 988. You will reach a trained crisis counselor free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 7. You can also go to 988lifeline.org or dial the current toll-free number 800-273-8255 [TALK].
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