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Alan's Hope Guitars for Home 5K

5K Walk/Run in recognition of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Post Date:09/14/2018

August 31, 2018 (Williamson County, TX) – Alan’s Hope is hosting its second annual 5K walk/run “Guitars for HOPE” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month on Sunday, September 30, at 8:30 a.m. at Twin Lakes Park, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, Texas. All interested members of the public are invited to attend.  

The 5K run/walk will feature live music along the route followed by health and wellness information and activities until noon. Register online or the morning of the event starting at 7:30 a.m. The event hopes to raise awareness of the issue of suicide in our community and highlight the resources available to help improve mental and physical health to prevent suicides from occurring.  

Event sponsors include Williamson County, Pick with Austin, Georgetown Behavioral Health, Rock Springs, the YMCA of Greater Williamson County, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, the WilCo Wellness Alliance and the Salvation Army - Williamson County. For more information, contact Tammy Smith at 512-260-4280 or email tsmith@wilco.org.

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Bluebonnet Trails crisis hotline at 1-800-841-1255 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 

Factors that are a safeguard against suicide and suicidal behaviors include high self-esteem, social connectedness, problem-solving skills, and supportive family and friends.  Friends and family members can look for warning signs to determine if someone is at risk for harming themselves.  For information on suicide prevention and mental health, visit http://www.texassuicideprevention.org/