Fifth annual Walk to Fight Suicide takes place in Redding

The "Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide" raise awareness on suicide prevention took place in Redding on Sunday at Lake Redding Park.

The "Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide," which raises awareness for suicide prevention, took place in Redding, on Sunday at Lake Redding Park.

Locals in the community walked and joined the efforts to help raise awareness for suicide and mental health. Funds were raised that will go towards the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, also known as AFSP.

The foundation said its goal is to help to invest in new research, support survivors of suicide loss, create educational programs and advocate for public policy.

Community volunteer, Linda Henrich from AFSP, said more than 50 people attended the walk.

"I'm really excited about the number of people that we're seeing, because due to the Carr Fire we had to cancel the original event and reschedule, kind of at the last minute to fit it in so I'm very excited that we have as many people here as we do," said Henrich.

This was the fifth annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide. The walk is held every Fall in Redding.

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