WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – These beads represent a lost friend, a spouse, or a parent. Participants wore these beads as they walked through Thompson Park on Sunday for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk.
Jessica Countryman is wearing her beads for her boyfriend who died by suicide earlier this year. She says she came for the support.
“Just being around people that have been effected by it,” said Countryman.
She says she wasn’t planning on attending, but her friend convinced her to go.