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At a critical moment, a turn from suicide toward life, toward help

Ed. Note – The following is adapted from remarks delivered during the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10. It has been lightly edited for style and clarity. BY JOHN JENKINS MOUNT TRASHMORE — Chris Gilchrist of the… Continue Reading

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Column: A walk in Virginia Beach to survive, help others, remember Mom

BY RITA ANN BELL NORFOLK — I truly believe everything happens for a reason.   On the morning of May 27, 2004, I came out of the bathroom expecting another normal workday. To my surprise, my grief-stricken dad, husband and one of… Continue Reading

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Out of the Darkness: After Evan’s death, a hope for other families dealing with depression

BY KYM AND STEVE BACH Ed. — What follows are remarks from the Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Mount Trashmore this past month, which gathered people in awareness about depression and suicide. Kym Bach’s son and Steve Bach’s… Continue Reading

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In 10th year, walk to raise awareness about depression and suicide grows

BY JOSH WHITENER MOUNT TRASHMORE — Thousands of supporters and advocates organized Saturday, Sept. 12, at Mount Trashmore for the 10th annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk, which promoted awareness about the fight against depression and suicide. About 7,000 people… Continue Reading