Walk raises awareness of veteran suicide

GREEN BAY, Wis. - All too often, veterans returning to civilian life and dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder end up taking their own life.

That's why 4th H.O.O.A.H is bringing attention to the issue in Northeast Wisconsin.

The group held a walk Wednesday on Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's campus to raise awareness about veteran suicide.

Kayla French lost her then-boyfriend Jeremy Pearson, an Army veteran and NWTC student, to suicide in 2014.

Since then, she's worked to make sure fewer people have to go through what she went through by joining the non-profit 4th H.O.O.A.H.

She said an event like the walk helps show veterans support is out there.

"Big thing is to see that they're not alone," French explained. "To come together, experience that, and understand there is somebody else out there that is struggling, that is fighting that same battle they are." 

4th H.O.O.A.H will be hosting another event on Saturday, a 20-mile suicide awareness march leaving from Stadium View Bar and Grille.

For more information on the group, visit its website here.

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