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WALK conUnued from front page "Police work has a high suicide rate and I knew that it was also high for college students," she said. "Since I work at a college, I thought it would be good to try to help those who could be at risk." The event raised more than $1,ooo for the AFSP and Somers said it was just a start. She will also be active in organizing an Out of the Darkness Walk this fall. In addition to the Out of the Darkness and FREE TOPSY TURVY PLANTER Buy $25 of Vegetable Plants/Seeds and receive a FREE Topsy Turvy Planter lv S&P"Ru AND,ARDEN 601 928-3333 1 105 E. BOND AVE, WIGGINS Campus Walks, the Find your freedom with a Home Free Mortgage. Imagine the redfish you'll reel in when you trim years off your mortgage! And with today's low rates and no closing costs, it's the right time to take control of your financial future and get a line on an early retirement. Learn more about a KFCU Home Free Mortgage today! 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Membership and credit eligibility required. 1 /Jke us on r AFSP is hosting Out of the Darkness Overnight, 18-mile, overnight hikes organizers are calling, "An excellent opportuni- ty to bring the issues of depression and suicide into the light." The next overnight event will be held in San Francisco June 9-1o. Somers, whose appear- ance indicated she had worked long and hard on organizing last week's walk, said she had a simple motiva- tion. "If you reach just one person, it's worth it," she said. Those looking for sup- port in dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide are encouraged to contact Survivors of Suicide. The group meets at the Sharer Center for Crisis Intervention in Hattiesburg on the sec- ond and fourth Tuesday of each month. The AFSP web site offers the following seven frequently asked questions about suicide. 1. Q: What percentage of college students who SPRING April 25, 2012. Jeweler teams up with elementary schools to promote writing skills Reeds Jewelers, spon- sor of a Mother's Day Essay Contest, is part- nering with area schools to promote writing skills. Fourth and fifth graders are invited to submit essays on the topic TChy I Love My MOM'. One student will be selected from each par- ticipating school as a Grand Prize winner. The student will be awarded a Diamond Pendant for his/her mother. The winning essay will be judged on, relevance to the topic, content, gram- mar, and penmanship. kill themselves are male? Why do you think more/less boys than girls kill themselves? A: Seventy-five to 80 percent are boys although more girls attempt suicide. Boys are more involved than girls in all forms of aggressive and violent behavior. 2. Q: I've heard that suicides are more fre- quent around the holi- days? Is this true, and if so, how much do they increase at that time? A: Suicides are not more frequent during the holidays. It appears that the rates are the highest in April, and the summer months, June and July. 3. Q: It is often said that a suicidal person goes through a period where he seeks for help from other people. Does this then mean that it could be ultimately the fault of other people (became they don't ...... appear concerned enough) that one decides to kill him/her- self?. A: Not a fair conclu- 20% OFF STOREWIDE Open: Mon.-Tues.- Thurs.-Fri. 9:3o-5:oo Wed.-Sat. 9:3o-2:oo 49 & Wiggins I 601-928-2395 All students participat- ing in the contest will receive an honorable mention certificate and the opportunity to pick up a complimentary bookmark at their local Reeds Jewelers to pres- ent to their mom on Mother's Day. Reeds Jewelers, a fam- ily-run business found- ed in 19461 attributes its success to a strong sense of community. The con- test, now in its seventh year, was created to encourage children aca- demically and to honor mothers for their contri- bution. sion, although it could be a contributing factor in some cases particu- larly with elderly, termi- nally ill people. 4. Q: What is the biggest cause of suicide among college students? A; Ninety-five percent are suffering from men- tal illness, usually depression. If depressed, substance abuse, anxiety, impul- sivity, rage, hopeless- ness and desperation increase the risk. 5. Q: Apart from talk- ing to a suicidal person and encouraging him/her to go for coun- seling, what else can we do to prevent this? A: Going with someone to the counselor often helps. If the person won't listen to you, you may need to talk to someone who might influence him or her. Saving a life is more important than violating a confidence. 6. Q: People often get uncomfortable when one discloses something as intimate and fright- ening as suicidal thoughts. What do you think can be done to reduce this stigma, either of suicidal people, or of depressive patients? Can people actually "change" their minds and accept some- one who is suicidal? A; As people recognize that suicidal behavior is the result of a medical condition not a sign of weakness or character defect it will change. 7. Q: What is the most frequent method of sui- cide? Is the most fre- quent method different for men and women? A: Fifty-two percent of all people who kill them- selves do so with a firearm, accounting for almost z7,ooo deaths each year in the U.S. Use of a firearm is the number one method in those aged 35 and up. The same great care you know & trust ... iBH STONE COUNTY HOSPITAL and CLINIC ': li