Riding To Prevent Suicide
Dozens come out to honor friends and family lost to suicide.
The local chapter of the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention hosted the fifth annual suicide prevention ride.
Almost everyone at the event has been affected by suicide.
Their foundation sponsors support groups, and offers mental health screening for college students, first responders and law enforcement.
Organizer say it’s vital to keep the conversation going about mental health and suicide.
“People used to not talk about it, and it used to be a stigma, and then people therefore wouldn’t reach out for help. And 90 percent of the people that reach out for help have positive effects and so we want to make sure that people are reaching out and getting the help that they need,” says Tavia Smith with the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
The goal is to raise $15,000 from the ride.