At the Race Against Suicide Sunday, dozens of people walked or ran to remember loved ones who have died.
The Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership hosted the event. They said every 11 minutes, one person dies as a result of suicide nationwide, and at least six people are impacted by that death.
“Have open and honest and direct conversation about a topic as serious as suicide,” Gary Carr with Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention said. “That is the most effective way to address the issue with people who are thinking about it, who might be at risk, whose lives are in such pain or social and emotional turmoil that they really could use someone who doesn’t have a taboo attitude toward it, but someone who is really open and willing to help. That’s what we’re here for.”
Profits raised from race go to support Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention’s programs and provide resources to respond to this community health problem.