Lenape Valley Foundation to hold suicide prevention candlelight vigil

This will take place Sept. 10 in Doylestown

As part of its suicide prevention efforts, Lenape Valley Foundation is holding a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The vigil will take place in the courtyard outside the Bucks County Courthouse, located at 55 E. Court St., Doylestown, at 5:30 p.m.

The candlelight vigil for suicide prevention will memorialize the victims of suicide, offer support for family members and friends touched by suicide and offer hope for the future. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The vigil will take place during National Suicide Prevention Week, which is Sept. 8-14. This week is an annual campaign in the United States geared toward informing and engaging the general public about suicide prevention and the warning signs associated with suicide. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma surrounding the topic of suicide and encourages the pursuit of mental health assistance, while also offering support and resources to those who have attempted suicide.

For more than 60 years, Lenape Valley Foundation has partnered with residents of Bucks County encountering mental health, substance use, intellectual or developmental challenges, providing services to assist them in the pursuit of their personal aspirations and an enhanced quality of life. LVF is a private, nonprofit provider of crisis, informational and referral, treatment, case management, residential, consultation and psycho-educational services.

For more information on Lenape Valley Foundation and its services, which include The Lodge crisis residential center in Bristol, visit lenapevf.org or call 215-345-5300.