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Hundreds walk for suicide prevention at Waterfront Park

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Every twelve minutes, someone commits suicide.

That's a startling statistic, and it drew hundreds of people out to Waterfront Park today for the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk.

Out of the Darkness is a national campaign that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for suicide education and prevention.

"It's clearly something that needs to be discussed.," said Nicole Dolan, director of the Out of the Darkness walks. "Suicide has been underfunded until now. We're starting to have more high-profile deaths, people are starting to realize that it affects everyone."

Not only did people walk, but a memorial was hung with photos of loved ones who had been victims of suicide.

Today was the fifth and final Out of the Darkness walk in Kentucky this year.

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