ALBERT LEA, Minn. – According to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, 20 veterans take their lives daily.
That’s 20 too many. Danielle Elg works at the Albert Lea Veterans Clinic and calls these statistics ‘heartbreaking.’ That’s why the clinic is hosting a suicide awareness walk on Wednesday, September 19.
She said even small events can create real change if people become more aware of suicidal behaviors, like self-harm.
“If a family member were to notice some of those symptoms then maybe they could, maybe, help to say hey, do you need some help,” Elg said.
The walk will be 20 minutes long to represent the 20 veterans who commit suicide daily. The public is encouraged to join the walk.
People can meet at the Albert Lea Veterans Clinic at 4:30pm.