Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Suicide Prevention Walk

Phillips County residents cap Suicide Prevention Month by remembering those who have passed


October 3, 2018

Mark Hebert

A group of Malta Middle School students lead the Suicide Prevention Walk held in Malta on Sunday afternoon. Chilly, wet, weather moved part of the day inside and some walkers chose to walk the three miles inside of the high school gymnasium.

The blustery weather didn't slow the second annual Phillips County Suicide Prevention Walk as the number of participants nearly tripled last year's numbers and another $1,696 was raised for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Montana Chapter.

Early Sunday morning, the Suicide Awareness Walk Committee announced that the beginning of the event would be moved to Malta High School instead of Veteran's Memorial Park because of the weather, which flirted with snow flurries all day long. At the school, several tables were set up including a Memorial Crane display hosting 40 origa...

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