Walk Brings Suicide Out Of Darkness

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Christina Clark and her family were surprised when her mother committed suicide on Oct. 2, 2008.

At A Glance

Suicide Awareness

NWA Out of the Darkness Community Walk has raised $9,108 for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention as of Aug. 23. For more information about the event or to donate, visit http://bit.ly/1BOvRq8. Christina Clark’s page can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1t2kf0r.

Donations will be collected through Dec. 31.

For more information about suicide, risk factors and warning signs, and how to help those who may be suicidal, visit www.afsp.org.

Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

At A Glance

Crisis Center

The Arkansas Crisis Center is located in Springdale and serves 75 counties in Arkansas.

In 2013, the center received 7,369 calls to its Crisis Line. Of those, 242 were in Benton County and 393 were in Washington County.

The center has received 5,475 calls to its Crisis Line from Jan. 1 to Aug. 22. Of those, 283 were in Benton County and 433 were in Washington County.

The center’s Crisis Line is open 24 hours, seven days a week. The number is 1-888-274-7472.

People can also reach out through an online chat, which is available from 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. More information is available at www.arcrisis.org.

Source: Arkansas Crisis Center

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