Bingham High Students Walk for Suicide Awareness

The walk was held at the South Jordan City Park

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) Bingham High School Hope Squad set up a walk Saturday to help raise awareness on suicide and to let people know that they matter. 

Students who attend the school came together Saturday to hear stories of those devastated by the affects of someone they love who committed suicide. 

Kim Slaymaker lost two of her sons to suicide. 

"We lost our youngest son in August of 2013 and our oldest son in July of 2016," Slaymaker said. "The devastation, crushing feel of having someone you know take their life is indescribable." 

"We are here to help anyone else not have to go through this, or help someone to not do this," Slaymaker said. "To think about what it does to your family, it lasts forever for them." 

For anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, you can call the 24-hour suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit http://utahsuicideprevention.org. 


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