Family, friends walk to shed light on suicide in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – The fight to combat suicide is a national problem and it is on the rise in Oklahoma.

On Sunday, family members and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide walked to remember.

Candice Blevins walked with her family to raise awareness.

“I want the world to know that suicide is not the answer. I want the world to know that there is help and hope out there. I want to work on getting the suicide numbers down for Oklahoma,” Blevins said.

The ‘Out of the Darkness’ walk is put on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The goal is to raise money and to give those impacted by suicide an opportunity to take action.

The AFSP says it wants to reduce the annual suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025.