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CFCC students raise awareness about suicide prevention


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Students in the CFCC Psychology Club were out on the street today to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Each student held a sign with a statistic or fact. One stated that in the past 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60 percent worldwide.

The chain of students say they just want to get people talking.

"We just want to get people aware of different facts and statistics just to get the topic out there because a lot of people avoid it, and we don't want people to avoid it," Jade McClendis said. "We want it to be a topic of discussion, because that's a lot of the reason why people commit suicide, because nobody's talking about it."

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

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My neighbor blew his brains out in his house while his teen was at school. She could have found his body. Left her an orphan seems her Mother had died of cancer 3 years prior. Such a selfish thing to do. They were huge christians too.

Awareness sure will be skyrocketing up after this.

Yep, can't think of anything that would raise suicide awareness more than a couple of junior college Psychology Club members standing on a corner with homemade signs. It just don't get any better than that.