Meadows Wickenburg Sponsor the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., is a sponsor for the second year of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00am to noon. A team from The Meadows will also participate.

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“We are pleased to support this very important event,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO. “The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk campaign helps bring attention to the need for more suicide prevention education.”

Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) March 02, 2013

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., is a sponsor for the second year of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00am to noon. A team from The Meadows will also participate.

According to information provided by the AFSP, a person dies by suicide every 15 minutes in the United States, claiming more than 36,000 lives each year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, and the third for youth ages 15-24, with adolescent depression -undiagnosed, untreated or both - as the number one cause.

The walks are 3-5 miles in length and are planned for college campuses throughout the United States with proceeds benefitting the AFSP. The funds raised are used for AFSP's research and education programs to prevent suicide, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss.

“We are pleased to support this very important event,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO. “The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk campaign helps bring attention to the need for more suicide prevention education.”

For more information about AFSP and the Out of the Darkness campus walks, visit http://tinyurl.com/45crtat. To participate on The Meadows team, visit http://www.themeadows.com/events/detail/out-of-the-darkness-suicide-prevention-walk/. There is no cost to participate.

The Meadows offers a Grief Workshop throughout the year that is designed to assist participants in addressing and resolving the issues surrounding loss, whether from death of a loved one, end of a relationship, or a major change in social or economic status. For more information about the Grief Workshop, visit http://www.themeadows.com/workshops/grief-workshop/.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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