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Back, from left, Melody Seiger, Jennifer Drinkard, Reaba Vaugn, Sabrina Roemer. (front, from left) April Wimmer and Amber Harrison participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Walk in St. Louis last fall.Seiger, whose mother completed suicide 18 years ago, is planning Fulton's first Out of the Darkness Walk in October. A kickoff event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on March 22 at the Fulton State Hospital Main Canteen.

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Fulton woman uses painful past to help others

Eighteen years ago, Melody Seiger lost her mother to suicide. As she continues to deal with that loss almost two decades later, Seiger is hoping to use her experience to help others. With some co-workers at Fulton State Hospital, Seiger is organizing an Out of the Darkness Walk in Fulton on Oct. 14 to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Seiger will host a kickoff party from 6:30-8 p.m. on March 22 at the Fulton State Hospital Main Canteen to give area residents more information and drum up enthusiasm for the event.

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