The Out of the Darkness: Suicide Prevention Walk on Sept. 28


Flyer displayed around Jupiter High School advertising the walk.

Come walk this Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Out of the Darkness: A Suicide Prevention Walk at John Prince Park in Lake Worth.

The walk is a national movement with the goal of encouraging people to open up to others about their personal struggles. Across the U.S., hundreds of people walk in honor of loved ones who committed suicide. Many Jupiter High students plan to go in memory of Simon Lee Baker by walking under the team “Simon Says.”

Jupiter High has specialized counselors for students who are struggling or just need a caring place to share their problems. Joseph Almeida and Dr. Shaun Hutton, both behavioral health professionals, are available to speak with students in the Guidance Office Monday through Friday during school hours.

“Students who are experiencing suicidal thoughts should feel free to reach out to school staff and counselors. Students who have friends that are suffering with suicidal thoughts should tell someone. If you see something, say something,” Hutton said.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255.