IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - The Great Lakes Recovery Center is continuing to raise awareness on suicide and prevention through a suicide awareness walk on Sunday.
Dickinson County’s Communities that Care is hosting their second annual 'Hope 2 Help' one mile walk. The walk will begin in the midtown mall parking lot this year and work its way along the main roads.
It was planned by Dickinson County teens, and brings out around 150 people. Everyone who preregistered will receive a shirt but the public is still welcome to attend to show their support.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in ages 10 to 34 year-old said Dickinson County's Communities That Care Prevention Service Supervisor, Tracy Johnson which is why they bring knowledge to it.
"That’s significant. I mean everyone probably knows somebody in that age grouping and there's so many things that these people are dealing with and just having the awareness and having people know how to identify that somebody might be in crisis," she said.
At the end of September, all Communities That Care coalitions throughout the Upper Peninsula will host a torch run as well to bring awareness to suicide.