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Published June 20, 2010, 10:47 AM

National Award given to ND for its efforts on suicide prevention

(WDAY TV) - A somber honor for North Dakota. It's been given a National Award for its efforts on suicide prevention.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The state chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention won the 2009 Most Outstanding Chapter. Out of the Darkness walks across the state have raised tens of thousands of dollars.

Money raised goes to research, support, and education. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults, the second in college students.

“We hope that the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we want to make a difference and stop this tragedy by help preventing suicide throughout our community and throughout the state."

For more information, go to www.outofthedarkness.org.

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