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Chris's House walk offers hope of recovery for those who find themselves in 'dark places'

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In a flood of yellow, hundreds of people from across Lanarkshire and further afield will walk from darkness into the light early on Saturday morning to remember loved ones lost to suicide.They will be taking part in the annual Walk of Hope, organised by Chris’s House – the Lanarkshire charity that provides peer support, intervention and assistance to people who may be feeling suicidal.Family members and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide will gather in the darkness from 4am on Saturday, May 11, before the bright yellow procession sets off across the River Clyde from the Glasgow Science Centre and along its embankments on a 5km circular route returning as dawn breaks.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android As well as raising crucial funds for Chris’s House, the annual event also raises awareness of suicide prevention.The charity has its Centre for Help, Response and Intervention Surrounding Suicide (CHRIS’S) in Belhaven Road in Wishaw.

It is the first 24 hour, non-medical crisis centre in Scotland offering integrated support.It provides peer support, intervention and assistance to people who are at crisis pointAnd it is there not just for those in suicidal crisis but also to support people before they reach that point.Chris’s House was founded by Anne Rowan following the death of her son Chris

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