For many, walking for suicide awareness is a way to honor their loved ones lost. By supporting C.A.R.E.S. Suicide Prevention, you will be walking with hundreds of people to raise money for C.A.R.E.S. programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase awareness about depression and suicide, and assist survivors of suicide loss.
Suicide is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. It takes an enormous toll on family, friends, co-workers, and the entire community. C.A.R.E.S. provides resources for survivors of suicide loss and those suffering from a mental illness so they can get the help needed to live a full life. We also offer opportunities to get involved through a wide variety of educational, outreach, awareness, and fundraising programs.
By supporting our event, you are helping to fund important programs, including financial assistance for those who without health insurance are need help for counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and prescription medication.
Raising Awareness about Suicide Prevention
C.A.R.E.S., Community Awareness in Recognizing and Educating on Suicide, was established in 2006 to saving lives while providing hope and supporting our community on suicide prevention through education, resources, and compassion.
Some important facts about suicide include:
• Over 39,000 people in the United States died by suicide (per CDC 2011-latest data)
• Every 13.3 minutes someone in the United States dies by suicide.
• Nearly 1,000,000 people make a suicide attempt every year.
• 90% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
• This latest rise places suicide again as the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.