Suicide Awareness Walk ends with paper lantern ceremony

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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The “You Are Not Alone” Suicide Awareness Walk, which was held from Friday to Sunday last weekend by a group of five women who call themselves Youth Creating Change, ended in Montreal Lake with the lighting of paper lanterns in memory of those who have taken their own lives.

Those in the Suicide Awareness Walk release paper lanterns at the conclusion on Sunday in memory of those who have committed suicide.

Youth Creating Change was started when the women lost a friend last December and decided to band together to help others who may be contemplating suicide.

They planned the walk to go from Prince Albert to Montreal Lake, in order to reach as many communities as possible.

In the future, the women will continue doing events to raise awareness in their community, such as crisis hotline in their community, professional therapy session for youth, programming to target substance abuse, violence, bullying and self-esteem issues and to create a youth chief and council.

Organizations: Prince Albert

Geographic location: Montreal Lake

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