Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting Tonight

by Staff on September 1, 2011

in Local

Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition LogoA group of concerned Mitchell citizens gathered together around the end of July at a meeting that they hoped would be the first step towards creating a suicide prevention council.

Tonight, a meeting of the newly forming Mitchell Suicide Prevention Coalition will be held in the Board Room at City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend, whether in the interest of joining the group, offering ideas, or simply to listen.

Last year, a similar group was formed in Monroe County:

Mission: The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people at risk and those impacted by suicide.

A number of resources and information is available on that group’s website, including various articles that have appeared in the Herald-Times:

The Mitchell group has been attending the MCSPC’s meetings, as well of those of the Lawrence County Mental Health Council, in an attempt to gain insight, ideas, and more information in preparation of tonight’s meeting.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The Out of the Darkness community walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which, since 2000, “has invested over $10 million in new studies, including research into treatments for people who are depressed and suicidal”, according to their web site.

You can register to participate in this year’s walk which will be held October 15th at the IU Football Stadium. Registration is at 9 a.m. which the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. View the 2011 flyer (PDF) or visit the Out of the Darkness web site for more information.

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