Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas Walks-the-Walk for Suicide Awareness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2016

Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

The Office of New Mexico Attorney General will participate in the Out of the Darkness walk promoting suicide awareness

Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting their annual Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walk in honor of suicide awareness month. This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that his office will participate in the walk in Albuquerque. Suicide
is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and New Mexico currently ranks fifth in the nation for
suicide.

“Suicide is an issue that can affect all of our children and families, and it’s an invisible threat sweeping
communities across New Mexico,” said Attorney General Balderas. “We must become educated on the warning
signs, and work to protect our family and friends.”

Healthy Minds: Suicide Awareness is one of the many free presentations being offered as part of the Office of
the Attorney General’s Year of the Student outreach campaign which focuses on educating all New Mexicans to
live healthier, safer, and more economically prosperous lives.

To schedule a free presentation on suicide awareness, please contact outreach@nmag.gov or call 505-222-9000.

TOMORROW’S EVENT DETAILS:

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walk

Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper NE, Albuquerque, NM

This event is being hosted by the Albuquerque Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Raul Torrez

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