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Carnival of Life brings awareness to suicide prevention

Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-15 13:28:10-04

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems is hosting the Carnival of Life to help raise awareness for suicide prevention.

The event, held at the UL Alumni Center will feature food, games, prizes, and music. Resources and information will be available for those who attend to answer questions about suicide, depression, and more.

September is suicide prevention month.

Donations at the event go to 232-HELP and the local suicide hotline.

The carnival of life continues on until 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

For those searching for help, numbers are provided below:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • Lafayette and Surrounding areas: 232-HELP (4357) / 211
  • Suicide/Crisis Hotline: 1-800-437-0303 (Outside Baton Rouge)

Today, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is hosting a meeting to discuss a suicide prevention walk in Youngsville in November.

Read more on that story here