Local College Displays 'Suicide Memory Wall' To Raise Awareness

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

Thomasville, GA- A 'Suicide Memory Wall' is making it's rounds through our area to raise awareness about suicide.

Southwest Georgia Technical College is now displaying the wall, which was created by Archbold's Northside Center.

Students and staff are encouraged to write messages and post pictures remembering loved ones who have died from committing suicide.

Faculty members hope the board will promote awareness and help students talk about the issue.

Summer Washington, a Psychology Professor at SWGTC said the goal is to raise awareness about, "The signs of suicide, what you can do if you see signs in someone, the different treatment centers and options that are available and maybe help prevent suicide and stop it before it happens."

The 'Suicide Memory Wall' has traveled to different hospitals in the area, a well as health fairs and other schools.

It will remain on Southwest Georgia Technical College's campus throughout the entire month of November.

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