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Help Break the Stigma at Altru’s TEARS Walk to Remember, Walk to Support in Sertoma Park

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru’s TEARS Walk to Remember, Walk to Support will take place in Sertoma Park in Grand Forks from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 19.

TEARS Walk to Remember, Walk to Support raises awareness for suicide prevention and comfort to survivors. Guest speaker Scott Geiselhart will share his story of struggle and survival to help break the stigma.

Anyone attending who has lost a loved one to suicide is invited to share pictures of their loved ones during the dedication ceremony.

"TEARS has been such a blessing to me since I lost my son,” said one TEARS support group member. “I know that I am not alone and that gives me comfort. They are always there for me, day or night, no matter what."

September is National Suicide Awareness Month. Every 15 minutes someone ends their own life. Suicide affects families, friends, and neighbors. More importantly, suicide is 100% preventable.

"The TEARS group was a godsend for me following the death of my brother,” said another support group member. “It's a group I never hoped to be a part of, but I am so thankful for them as they are family."

For more information on the TEARS Walk to Remember, Walk to Support call 701.780.1828.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit altru.org.

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