Boardwalk in Long Beach
Long Beach, NY 11561
11:00 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
Long Island Crisis Center (LICC) will hold its 5th Annual “Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk…Stepping Together to Prevent Suicide” event on Sunday, September 29th on the Boardwalk at Riverside Blvd. in Long Beach.
The Walk will be the culminating event on Long Island recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month.
The Crisis Center, now in its 42nd year, is dedicated to increasing suicide awareness, educating everyone about the warning signs of suicide, and de-stigmatizing the subject of suicide and spreading the word that “it’s okay to ask for help.”
“Just this past May, the New York Times reported that suicide rates have risen sharply in the United States,” states Linda Leonard,
Executive Director of the Crisis Center. "This underscores the importance of the Crisis Center’s 24/7 hotlines for anyone to be able to access help at critical times in their lives. And, our September 29th Walk is an opportunity for anyone who has been touched by suicide, either directly or indirectly, to talk openly about a subject that has, for too long, remained in the shadows.”
Suicide and suicide prevention affects everyone:
On-site registration for the Walk begins at 11:00 a.m. Online registration is taking place right now at http://liccwalk2013.karma411.com or call 516-826-0244 for more information. A minimum donation of $25 per person is suggested.
Long Island Crisis Center is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) agency that operates its staffed hotlines 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
Counseling is also available through: an online chat at www.licconline.org; texting “LICC” to 839863; and walk-in services
(9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) at 2740 Martin Ave., Bellmore, N.Y.
All services are free, anonymous and confidential.