Powder River Walks for Suicide Prevention

Participants wore signs representing their motivation for walking in the event.

On June 28, Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF) in Baker City held its very first Suicide Prevention Walk. Around 150 people participated in the walk, including adults in custody (AICs), institution staff, and contractors. Considering that Powder River is a fairly small facility, this is an incredible turnout!

Attendees reported that it was a beautiful day of both hope and remembrance, bringing awareness to a very important cause. Thanks to hard work from the walk’s organizers and generous contributions, Powder River was able to raise a total of $700 in donations which were donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Each and every one of us can help prevent suicide. For 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.