Students create Walk for Hope event to bring awareness to issue of suicide

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WEST JORDAN, Utah(News4Utah) Some students at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan are using their feet to inspire hope. They’re doing what’s called, a Walk of Hope. The purpose is to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Cooper Hills school counselors Kim Walters and Stacy Worthen, along with students Ashlee Phillips and Emma Huefner, joined Brian Carlson to talk about the event.

The Hope Squad mission is to help students be aware of suicide and depression and to refer people to professionals.

They want people to know that anyone of any age in the community can participate in the Walk for Hope. The walk will be about 2 miles long, looping around the high school. This event is for anyone who has, or knows of someone who has taken, or has attempted to take, their own life. It’s also for anyone who deals with mental illnesses. 

There will be a $5 registration fee the day of the walk that will go toward funding for the future of the Hope Squad at Copper Hills. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. 

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