In Exeter NH this weekend: event to benefit suicide-prevention programs

I’m told that today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I lost my sister to suicide seventeen years ago, and as far as I’m concerned, every day is suicide prevention day. I recall a phone call from a friend shortly after my sister’s death: “You’ll learn to live with it, but you’ll never get over it.” True enough.

A New Hampshire family coping with the same kind of loss is now supporting suicide prevention programs through Connor’s Climb – Connor being the son they lost. From “Connor’s Climb was formed in 2012 to raise awareness and provide education for suicide prevention. We advocate, we host an annual 5K, we provide education workshops, we supply schools with suicide education and prevention programs and more.”

The 2014 Connor’s Climb 5k is Sunday, September 14, at Exeter High School. The five-kilometer race (open to walkers) begins a program of family-friendly activities going until 1 p.m.

If you attend, I’d love to hear about the event. Please post your comments below.

Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, activist, hiker.