Suicide Walk SuccessfulFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - In North Dakota - the 9th leading cause of death is suicide.Hoping to strike down that stat, hundreds turned out to Lindenwood Park this afternoon to spread awareness.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - In North Dakota - the 9th leading cause of death is suicide. Hoping to strike down that stat, hundreds turned out to Lindenwood Park this afternoon to spread awareness.
"She laughed all the time, giggled…"
You might expect to see tears,
"She loved to dance and sing and she was just a joyful young lady."
Or hear about the hurt
"Horrible to lose someone you love."
When watching a story driven by such sadness.
Instead, this story is about finding strength.
"I never even realized what out of the darkness was until we lost Cassidy."
When you're most weak.
"It seems like it's been forever since we've seen her."
Three years ago, Amy Andel's daughter hung herself.
After posting this message on Facebook:
"My time has come, and so I'm gone. To a better place, far beyond. I love you all as you can see. But it's better now, because I'm free."
"The first couple of years you just seem like you're standing still."
Cassidy Joy Andel was just 16.
"we will not give up in our efforts to bring suicide out of the darkness and into the light."
Four thousand people between the ages of 15 and 24 kill themselves each year.
And every four days, someone commits suicide just in North Dakota
“You never realize how much suicide is around you until it happens to you."
"Oh yes, it seems like there is more every year."
36 thousand people ended their lives last year.
For team Cassidy, this is just the beginning,
"you are not alone out there."
To fight the tears, fight the hurt put a stop to the sadness.
Over 900 hundred people turned out to prevent suicide - raising more than $3,500 dollars.