Motorcyclists ride to raise suicide awareness

Posted: 11:12 PM, Aug 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 00:20:42-04

Riders hopped on their motorcycles Sunday morning in Suamico, headed to Green Bay for a good cause.

The 9th Annual Suicide Prevention Ride raises money to help fund suicide prevention efforts in Brown County. 

Organizers say 14 people have died by suicide in the county this year.

They say they’d like to get that number as close to zero as they possibly can.

“An event like this is important because it sends a message of awareness that people are suffering and we know and we want people to get connected and get help," said Tana Koss, Brown County Family Services.

If you or someone you know wants to get help, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. It's available 24-7.