YOUmatter walk - student artwork

The purpose of the Havasu Suicide Awareness & Prevention Walk is to raise awareness regarding suicide and also to address prevention by training people to know how to talk with individuals who are suicidal and to direct them to the appropriate community resources.
Statistics on Suicide:
  • Over 44,000 Americans die by suicide each year
  • Suicide is the number two killer among young people between the ages of 10 and 24
  • 22 veterans take their lives every day
  • The elderly, 65 and older, have the highest risk of suicide
  • Suicide is the number two killer among college students
  • For every completed suicide by youth, it is estimated that 100-200 suicide attempts are made
Walk Information
The walk will be held Saturday, September 15.  Registration for this walk is $20.00 if received by 8-31-17, or $25.00 after 8-31-17 and on the day of the walk. Registration includes a T-Shirt which may be picked up at Havasu Community Health Foundation in the Acoma Executive Plaza, 94 Acoma Blvd. S. Suite 101, Lake Havasu City, after September 1st or on the day of the walk at the registration table. Rally for the walk is at 7:30 am in Rotary Park, Ramada C. The walk begins at 8:00 am and is 3.1 miles long. There will be several water stations along the route. Name tags will be available if you are walking for someone who has committed suicide.
Details coming soon about the 2019 walk.