The Wexford Missaukee Suicide Prevention Coalition will host the annual Suicide Awareness Walk on Sunday, September 9, at 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Rotary Pavilion, across from the City Park, in Cadillac. Danielle Fox will share her story of healing after losing a loved one to suicide. Participants are invited to walk to the bridge to honor and remember loved ones lost to suicide.
Community members are invited to attend this event to stand together and honor those lost to suicide. Family members, friends, loved ones are invited to take part, to write a note to their loved one on a ribbon and tie it to the bridge.
The healing process may be difficult or long; the message from the community to those grieving is, “we are with you.”
The second message is that suicide can be prevented. We are working here in our community to raise awareness and inform individuals of the warning signs that someone may have thoughts of suicide, and how to seek help and find needed care.
The Suicide Prevention Coalition (SPC) is a volunteer-driven workgroup of the Human Services Leadership Council serving Wexford and Missaukee Counties. The SPC works to raise awareness of suicide and strengthen the community’s suicide prevention efforts. The SPC holds an annual fundraising event in the spring to raise funds to support the Suicide Awareness Walk and prevention curriculum (SOS – Signs of Suicide) in area schools and suicide alertness trainings (safeTALK) for community members. The SPC works to bring suicide intervention skills training to local clinicians and professionals. The SPC welcomes new volunteers.
Please contact Courtney Miller at (231) 876-3280 or Courtney.Miller@nlcmh.org for more information.