Sui­cide Preven­tion Event and Fundraiser

To raise men­tal health aware­ness and sup­port those in our lives who strug­gle with men­tal health ill­nesses

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To sup­port Sui­cide Preven­tion Day, and to raise aware­ness for men­tal health is­sues, as well as rais­ing funds to help sup­port the Huron Women’s Shel­ter, mem­bers of the com­mu­nity took part in a silent auc­tion, food drive and day-long event at Knox Pres­by­te­rian Church. In ad­di­tion, par­tic­i­pants could also re­ceive a semi-colon tat­too in sup­port of those who suf­fer from men­tal health, in which half the pro­ceeds went to­wards the Women’s Shel­ter as well.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity came to­gether on Sun­day af­ter­noon to raise money for the HuronWomen’s Shel­ter, to raise aware­ness and ed­u­cate on the topic of men­tal health

KATH­LEEN SMITH/ GODERICH SIG­NAL STAR

A steady stream of sup­port­ers vis­ited Knox Pres­by­te­rian Church on Vic­to­ria Street North, to the Sui­cide Preven­tion event. The event took place from 2pm un­til 7pm

There were toys and game avail­able for chil­dren in at­ten­dance, as well as face-paint­ing. Pic­tured here are Ewen and Mary McCad­den.

On a first-come, first-served ba­sis, tat­too artist Matt Cot­trell of Trib­ute Stu­dios, took part in the event. He would tat­too the semi-colon, in sup­port of men­tal health aware­ness and sui­cide preven­tion. Half of the pro­ceeds were donated.

Cot­trell at Trib­ute Stu­dios tat­tooed cus­tomers and sup­ports from 12pm un­til the end of the event.

PHO­TOS BY KATH­LEEN SMITH/ GODERICH SIG­NAL STAR

Henna Tat­toos were avail­able to those in at­ten­dance. In ad­di­tion, there was also a food drive, live mu­sic, snacks and a silent auc­tion from 3pm un­til 6pm.

The event in­cluded a silent auc­tion, as well as in­for­ma­tion booths to ed­u­cate on what ser­vices are avail­able.

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