Walk to Remember— raising awareness of the impact of suicide on our community
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Mental Health Partnership is hosting a suicide prevention awareness walk and inviting the public to join them.
A cross-section of government and non-profit agencies invested in promoting mental health in the community, is inviting the public to a Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk, taking place on September 29th at 5:30 p.m. at the Pala Lagoon Fales 1 and 2, across from the correctional facility and TAOA center.
“Walk to Remember” signifies an effort to continually raise awareness of the importance of acknowledging the impact of suicide on the American Samoa community.
A press release issued by the partnership explains that participants will have the opportunity to learn different facts around mental health and ways to support along the walk. Most importantly, people will get a chance to connect with one another and mental health resources in the community.
“We walk to remember the lives of those lost to suicide. We walk to remember the families and friends left behind. We walk to remember that there is still work to be done. We walk to remember that together, we can make a difference,” said the organizers of this event. The public is invited to join, walk, and reflect in hopes of continually healing together as a community.
For more information on Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and resources, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ website at https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Suicide-Prevention-Month.