People walk a lighted path in McGuire Lake Park for the Suicide Safer Communities Lantern Walk on Sept. 13, 2017. The walk was to remember those who died by suicide and offer support and awareness of the issue in the community. (File photo)

Salmon Arm to come together to remember those lost to suicide

Annual lantern walk Monday evening carries the light of hope through the community

The Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke branch asks the community of Salmon Arm to come together today in remembrance of those who have committed suicide.

The event takes place at McGuire Lake Park in Salmon Arm from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. The park will be lighted by lanterns which are decorated and symbolize the memory of someone who was lost to suicide, and carries hope for those who hold their memory with them.

Related: Lantern walk remembers, shares hope

The Salmon Arm walk is part of an international World Suicide Prevention Day. In whatever way suicide has impacted a life, the CMHA hopes walking with each other in a shared space helps stand up to feelings of isolation and powerlessness that can take root when suicide impacts a community.

For more information visit the CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke Facebook page for event details.


 

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