By WIFR Newsroom
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — Local organizations and students gathered at Rock Valley College on Tuesday afternoon to help raise awareness about suicide prevention.
“One of our goals is to communicate with the family,” says Kevin Polky, founder of Shatter Our Silence.”We want to raise that awareness, educate them to be able to look for the signs and look for the factors that may lead someone to be in that darkness.”
Suicide claimed the lives of 44 people in Boone and Winnebago counties in 2017 and 52 people in 2018.
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