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2020 Augie Grad a Keynote Speaker at Global Suicide Prevention Event

September 23rd, 2020
2020 Augie Grad a Keynote Speaker at Global Suicide Prevention Event

Haley DeGreve just graduated from Augustana College in May, but the Alleman High alum and Moline native already has become a national advocate in the fight for suicide prevention. On average, there are 132 suicides per day in the U.S., totaling 48,344 in 2018 (the most recent data available). The rates have been rising steadily since 2000 — by 35 percent overall, across most age groups. DeGreve is worried about future generations and what effect this catastrophic pandemic will have. In July, DeGreve was on the podcast of Kevin Hines, a leading suicide prevention activist, and she’ll be a keynote... Read More

Get Out Of The Darkness With Benefit Walk

September 15th, 2017
Get Out Of The Darkness With Benefit Walk

In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) funds research aimed at improving our understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it as well as educational programs to increase awareness about prevention, warning signs and the psychiatric illnesses that can lead to suicide. One way they raise these funds is through their Out of the Darkness Walks. The Quad Cities is hosting their very own Out of the Darkness Walks this Sunday Sep 17. The walk will begin at Len Brown’s North Shore... Read More