7th annual P.S. I Love You Walk for Suicide Prevention

GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - Saturday’s wet weather didn't deter walkers at the 7th annual P.S. I Love You Walk for Suicide Prevention in Gwinn Saturday.

The walk is put on to raise awareness and help people learn how they can help to prevent suicide locally.

It’s also a source for information on treatment options and early warning signs.

Participants started at Gwinn High School, walked a mile and a half down Main Street in Gwinn and then back to the High School.

The path along the way was marked with positive affirmations and encouraging phrases.

Sussanna Rushford, Nurse R.N. at the Gwinn Teen Clinic say Saturday’s turnout shows that people in the community care about the issue.

“We had a pretty good group even though the rain was here and it's cold out. But it shows that our community cares. Our goal here is to make sure that people know that there are options and how to help people and what resources people have,” Rushford declared.

Once back at the High School, walkers watched a documentary titled ‘It's Time to Talk’ which was produced locally by the Suicide Prevention Action Team. The film was designed to help viewers break the ice with someone in their life that they think may be thinking of suicide.

Participants also earned themselves a commemorative T-shirt which was designed by a Gwinn High student.