Walking with the light

McGuire Lake lantern walk marks World Suicide Day

World Suicide Prevention Day happens each year in September and is a day to remember loved ones that have been lost to suicide as well as learn about, celebrate and promote suicide prevention/intervention efforts and health services that exist in the community to support those who are struggling.

This year, the community event is taking place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at McGuire Lake. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lanterns. Otherwise, lanterns will be supplied to those who wish to walk with light.

The event is a family friendly event that will include music, refreshments and a candlelight remembrance of those who have been lost to suicide.

It is also designed to encourage people to get to know the services and programs in the community that support mental health.