Pensacola Woman Organizes First Ever “Out of the Darkness” Walk


A Pensacola mother wants to raise awareness for suicide prevention — a topic not often talked about.

These photos show Jamie Thurman and her two kids, along with her friend Dawn, painting the graffiti bridge.  They spent Labor Day working on their creation, hoping to spark a conversation.  Thurman is working with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to bring the first even “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk to Pensacola.

Her dedication is personal.  She lost the father of her oldest daughter and her mother to suicide.  By starting a conversation, she hopes to help others who could be struggling.

“I know that Pensacola is a huge military community, and I know that there are lots and lots of soldiers that are suffering from PTSD,” Thurman said.  “I want to make sure that there are people there to help them, to let them know they’re not alone.”

Of course, if you know the bridge, you know it’s already been painted over.

If you’re interested in more information about the walk, you can click HERE!

You can also use this QR code to get right to the page.

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