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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Lindsay: April 13 Kawartha Youth Help Suicide Awareness Walk Apr 12

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Can You Help Support Suicide Awareness?

Saturday April 13, 2013 Kawartha Youth Help Services holds their second Suicide Awareness Walkathon. Will you support their efforts?

Surprising Suicide Facts

There are many myths surrounding suicide. Here are a few suicide statistics that may surprse you.
Did you know ?
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Canadians between the ages of 10 and 24.8
  • Seventy-three percent of hospital admissions for attempted suicide are for people between the ages of 15 and 44.
  • More men in Ontario committed suicide in the past 10 years than died in car crashes.
  • Women, make 3 to 4 times more suicide attempts than men.
  • Late July and August have the highest suicide rate out of all the months of the year.

Kawartha Youth Help Services Suicide Awareness Walk Details

Registration will start at 12:00pm at Victoria Park in Lindsay, ON. The walk will feature food, drinks, raffles, prizes and entertainment. will be entertainment and refreshments The walk will begin at 1:00pm. There is a minimum registration fee of $20 per person, but those who raise more than $100 will get a free bracelet and T-shirt. There will also be a prize for the most money raised.

All donations will go to Kawartha Youth Help free services that are provided for the youth in our community and their new suicide awareness classes. They hope to bring awareness to the challenges that some youth face today. All youth need to know it is okay to ask for help!
Please help in their suicide awareness campaign by raising money to help KYH try and make a difference in lives of youth through their individual and group programs and text help line!!
Registration forms can be downloaded from their site or picked up from their office.

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