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Suicide Prevention Candle Light Service


Wiregrass Suicide Prevention Services had a candlelight service in honor of Tuesday's World Suicide Prevention Day.

Loved ones lit candles in memory of those who committed suicide
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The group held hands and when around in a circle and told happy memories of their loved ones who had passed.

The service was meant as a way to heal from tragedy.

"This means a lot to be able to also start coping with the loss of him because he was a very good daddy to us, I just appreciate this opportunity to be with others who understand what I'm going through," said Deborah Tramell.

"I think it is a very healing ceremony for those of us who participate in it it is a place beginning to break the stigma of suicide to no longer feel the shame or guilt of having a love one who has died of suicide," said Rose Blakey-Phillips, director of Wiregrass Suicide Prevention Services.

The group meets every second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 pm. at 2323 W. Main St., Suite 107.

They are also having its 4th Annual Community Wide Out of the Darkness Walk at Westgate Park to prevent suicide on September 29th.

Registration starts at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m.


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