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Pathways students and staff participate in Suicide Prevention Walkathon in Saddle Brook

Held at the Saddle River County, Otto C. Pehle Park, the Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature event bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country. "Of the various walks we've attended in the past, this walk seemed exceptionally meaningful and special," noted Lindsay Rich, Senior Clinician at Pathways. She added "The pre-walk ceremony really touched upon the importance of recognizing mental illness as a serious problem in this country, and how we still need to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness in order to begin to eradicate the tragedy of suicide that is associated with it." The event featured a candlelight ceremony and a poignant speech from a survivor who is now an advocate in the field. "While it was a beautiful day for a three mile walk, it was...
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