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Suicide prevention advocates spread message of education and hope

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Jennifer Huffman is Co-Chairman for the Out of the Darkness Organization in Cape Girardeau. Jennifer Huffman is Co-Chairman for the Out of the Darkness Organization in Cape Girardeau.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

After the announcement of Pastor Rick Warren's son dying from suicide, prevention advocates say there is help and hope out there.

Jennifer Huffman is Co-Chairman for the Out of the Darkness Organization in Cape Girardeau. She says suicide is a growing problem everywhere and people need to know there is help available.

Huffman says people need to take any threat seriously.

She says if anyone needs to talk to someone, to check with local resources that are available.

"We definitely need to get the education out there that there is hope, there is hope," said Huffman.

The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The AFSP "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk is October 12, 2013 at Cape County Park.

Online: suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Facebook: AFSP "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk of Cape Girardeau

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