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Comedian and mental health activist Kevin Breel highlights fourth annual Walk for Hope, March 28

Participants in the fourth annual Walk for Hope on Saturday, March 28, will wear, for the first time, the same t-shirt. For the past three years, walkers who joined the trek to raise awareness about depression and suicide among college students donned t-shirts in colors that marked their affiliation to one of four area colleges ...More

March for Hope

Out Of The Shadows

Courtesy Daily News Record, April 2, 2012 Julie Hersh stood in front of hundreds of people Saturday morning and explained how she tried to commit suicide three times while suffering through a long bout of clinical depression. The vast majority of the crowd was made up of local college students. Some came up to Hersh after her speech to relate similar struggles experienced ...More


Area Colleges Walk for Hope on Saturday

Local higher education institutions are joining together to raise awareness and offer hope to people affected by depression and suicide. Students, faculty and staff from Blue Ridge Community College, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University, along with their school presidents, will join together for “Walk for Hope: Colleges Unite for Depression ...More