Suicide prevention organization gets national honor

Suicide prevention organization gets national honor

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Shelby Williby, a senior chemical and biomolecular engineering major, was a leader in the formation of Out of the Darkness, a student organization that raises awareness for suicide prevention.
Shelby Williby, a senior chemical and biomolecular engineering major, was a leader in the formation of Out of the Darkness, a student organization that raises awareness for suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness, a second-year student organization at UNL formed by chemical engineering major Shelby Williby, finished among the nation's best in raising funds via a suicide awareness walk.

The group finished fifth among campuses nationwide, raising $25,000 during its 2016 event. An award was presented to Nebraska representatives during the 2017 American Federation for Suicide Prevention Chapter Leadership Conference, which was in January in Orange County, California.