’Darkness’ walk organized by Pierce County woman brings difficult topic to lightTisha Krig and Gloria Krause are organizing an Out of the Darkness walk in Red Wing’s Bay Point Park on Saturday, Sept. 8.
’Darkness’ walk bringing difficult topic to light
By Bill Kirk
For the past year-and-a-half, Tisha Krig of Hager City has coped with a tragic loss of life in her family.
Krig’s brother took his life while she and her sister, Mandy Johnson, were both pregnant and shortly before they gave birth, she said Wednesday. Bringing new life into the world may have eased the loss somewhat, she admitted, but it’s been a painful experience nonetheless.
“He never showed any sign he was going to do it,” she said, indicating he’d grown up in Hager City until he was in the 10th grade, when he moved with their mother to Onalaska.
As one who deeply misses her late sibling, Krig said she’s since learned about the “Out of the Darkness” walks promoted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She attended such a walk in Rochester, Minn., last year and is now organizing with Gloria Krause a similar event in Red Wing’s Bay Point Park on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Read more in the print version of the Herald Aug. 8.