It's a topic most people don't like to discuss, but those who work in suicide prevention say talking is the only way to tackle the problem. Lisa Brattain with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Indiana. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an estimated 40 thousand reported suicides each year nationally and suicides rates have been on an upward trend since 1999. This fall, there are a series of walks scheduled across the state, called “Out of the Darkness,” to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. The next is Saturday, September 13, at White River State Park in Indianapolis.