World Suicide Prevention Candlelight Vigil in Carpinteria on September 10
HopeNet of Carpinteria is sponsoring a Candlelight Vigil in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 7- 8 pm at the Seal Fountain at 850 Linden Ave, Carpinteria. Please note new location.
“This event will honor the memory of those who have committed suicide, survivors, and those impacted by suicide. It will also increase awareness relative to mental wellness, suicide and suicide prevention. We will have music, speakers, candles, refreshments and a resource table as well as therapists available to speak to interested persons,” according to Dr. Amrita Salm, president of HopeNet of Carpinteria.
Scheduled speakers include Das Williams, First District Supervisor; Fred Shaw, Carpinteria City Council member; Alejandro Vasquez of Compassionate Care of Carpinteria; Ms. Colette Schabram, Executive Director, Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara and others. Spanish translation will be available.
HopeNet of Carpinteria is a local, grassroots suicide prevention group of volunteers. The mission of HopeNet is to improve the mental wellness of residents and to reduce the number of attempted and completed suicides in the community through the distribution of information, support, training and advocacy. HopeNet aims to create a stronger safety net. This year HopeNet has been organizing Community Meetings to discuss mental health issues and determining the needs of Carpinteria and how to meet these needs. Last summer HopeNet of Carpinteria was selected as the Community Partner Organization with the City of Carpinteria.
This event is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Dr. Amrita Salm at (805) 689-6940 or [email protected].
Founded in 2012, HopeNet of Carpinteria is a volunteer group of concerned citizens who provide education and resources to prevent suicide. For more information, visit www.hopenetofcarp.org