Nine people in Australia take their own life every day.
This is why the Out Of The Shadows Walk with Lifeline invites you to walk nine laps of the track at Queen Elizabeth Park this Sunday, September 10.
The walk is to remember those lost to suicide. You can walk to remember a loved one, as a personal tribute, or to raise awareness and to help overcome stigma and prevent further deaths by suicide.
September 10 is also World Suicide Prevention Day.
Lifeline Northern NSW general manager Michael Were said there was “no ‘typical’ person in the context of suicide”.
“We do know that men are more at risk, but suicide affects people with all levels of education, all economic groups in our communities and all ages” Mr Were said.
“Suicide can affect any of us and having conversations about suicide are important. With open and non-judgemental conversation there’s sometimes a chance to help someone access the care they need and find hope again.
“It is crucial that no one feels they have to face their struggles alone.”
The walk in Casino is at 6:30am for 7am start. After the walk the Casino Rotary Club will provide breakfast for the walkers and there will be a chance to remember loved ones lost and support those grieving.
If you or someone you know needs support call Lifeline on 13 11 14.