August 23, 2019

18th annual Candlelight Vigil honoring loved ones lost to suicide

BATAVIA, OH (Aug. 23, 2019) — The Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition will join with the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention this year for the 18th annual Candlelight Vigil honoring loved ones lost to suicide.  More than 5 million living Americans have lost a close family member or friend to suicide.  Anyone whose life has been touched by suicide is welcome to attend and pay tribute to their loved one with a ceremonial lighting of candles.  Refreshments will be provided following the vigil.

Time and date:  7 p.m., Sept. 10 (National Suicide Awareness Day)
Location: Riverside Park, 425 Victor Stier Drive, Milford
Contact: Lee Ann Watson at 732-5400

Also, in September, Clermont County will join 14 counties across Ohio to Stand Up to Suicide. Communities are coming together to train the most people possible in the suicide prevention tactics of Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR). In 90 minutes, QPR training will equip you with the skills to recognize and intervene when someone is showing signs of a suicidal crisis. Details will be shared soon.

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