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Suicide survivors tell their stories

 

WALKERS LEAVE the Lindquist Center at Gogebic Community College on Saturday morning, beginning a suicide survivors walk.

By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - The quilts are becoming faded, but the faces they contain are fresh in many area residents' minds.

The Lifekeeper Faces of Suicide quilts were on display Saturday at Gogebic Community College for the fourth annual "Break the Silence Walk Through the Pain" event, sponsored by the Range Suicide Prevention Council.

About 100 people attended and listened to Pat Gallinagh, of the RSPC, talk about how powerful the quilts, with more than 60 photographs, are to survivors. He explained the purpose of the event was to "tear down the shroud of sham...



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