Annual event for suicide prevention set for September

Mental Health America of Licking County will hold a walk and candlelight vigil to remember those lost to suicide at 6 p.m. Sept. 6.

The event is sponsored by MHA, Licking County LOSS Team, Licking County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties. In addition to the walk and vigil event, MHA’s Suicide Prevention program will have tables set up at the Canal Market 5-7 p.m. with resources and crafts.

The walk is set to begin and end at the Canal Market Pavilion. T-shirts are free while supplies last. There will be information on suicide prevention, a time for people to share their experiences, candles and a biodegradable balloon launch to honor family members, friends and loved ones who have died by suicide. Anyone who has lost a loved one can bring a photo to honor their memory.

For more info., visit MHALC.org.

Printed in the Newark Advocate on August 31, 2022.

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