'Out of the Darkness' suicide prevention walk held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport

The walk raised money for the American Foundation

The walk raised money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

WESTPORT - Dozens participated in a walk yesterday to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.

The 'Out of the Darkness' walk was held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Participants, many of whom lost loved ones to suicide, said they were walking because they believe more mental illness research needs to be done to save those who need help.

Money raised in the walk went to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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