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Sac State community coming together for walk to prevent suicide

Audiology student A record number of Sacramento State students, faculty, staff, and community members are expected to join this week in a walk for suicide prevention. Among them will be Jody Nelsen, wife of President Robert S. Nelsen, who will walk in memory of their son, Seth, and in support of others who share what she calls “this horrible, life-changing experience.”

The seventh annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on Thursday, April 12, will be preceded by a resources fair at 4 p.m. in front of The WELL. The 2-mile walk to campus residence halls and back will begin after an opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The walk is organized by Sac State’s Student Health & Counseling Services and the campus Active Minds chapter as a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Last year, Sac State’s walk was the largest in the nation, and the University is on track for even larger numbers this year.
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