New Mexico AG’s Office Participates In Out Of The Darkness Walk Promoting Suicide Awareness

Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walks are taking place in communities across the country in honor of suicide awareness month. Courtesy image

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting is annual Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walk in honor of suicide awareness month.

This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that his office will participate in the walk in Albuquerque. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and New Mexico ranks fifth in the nation for suicide. 

“Suicide is an issue that can affect all of our children and families, and it’s an invisible threat sweeping communities across New Mexico,” Balderas said. “We must become educated on the warning signs, and work to protect our family and friends.” 

Healthy Minds: Suicide Awareness is one of the many free presentations being offered as part of the Office of the Attorney General’s Year of the Student outreach campaign, which focuses on educating all New Mexicans to live healthier, safer and more economically prosperous lives.

To schedule a free presentation on suicide awareness, contact outreach@nmag.gov or call 505.222.9000.

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