Lisa Peters from Standby Response and Pat Consen from Lifeline are co-ordinating the Out of the Shadows walk on World Suicide Prevention Day.
Lisa Peters from Standby Response and Pat Consen from Lifeline are co-ordinating the Out of the Shadows walk on World Suicide Prevention Day. Robyne Cuerel

Annual walk highlights hope at end of dark tunnel

TO MARK Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday, the annual Out of the Shadows walk will be held in Hervey Bay.

The early morning walk symbolises coming out of the darkness and walking into the light … where there is hope, StandBy Wide Bay Burnett co-ordinator Lisa Peters said.

StandBy Response Service helps people who are bereaved by suicide.

"All suicide deaths are tragic, and many can be prevented," Ms Peters said.

Each year about 65,000 Australians try to take their lives.

Out of those attempts, 2500 loved ones are lost - and for every death it is estimated at least six people are directly affected.

Anyone wanting information or support can phone StandBy on 0427 748 729.

People in crisis can phone Lifeline on 131 114.

Out of the shadows

  • Walk begins at 5.30am at the Urangan Pier
  • Flowers will be scattered in the bay
  • Go to outoftheshadows.org.au to register


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