Suicide has affected almost everyone in some way during their lives.

One local coalition is determined to raise more awareness with its second annual walk from Greater New Bedford Voc Tech to Fort Taber.

The Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsored the walk to raise awareness of suicide in our community.

Many of the hundreds of walkers were walking for someone they've lost to suicide.

The coalition also educates people about what they can do to help those in need.

The walk drew over 300 participants including a number of local elected officials.

Walkers were also encouraged to sign a poster featuring silhouettes of faces to humanize the loss of loved ones to suicide.

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