Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network (BHN) in Cassopolis will be hosting a Recovery Celebration and Suicide Prevention Awareness family day on Saturday, September 9. The event will recognize and honor those who have overcome personal challenges by celebrating with family-friendly activities such as face painting, food trucks, raffle prizes, and a petting zoo.
“This is a suicide prevention bill, period,” Equality Michigan Executive Director Erin Knott said in a prepared statement. “With 15% of Michigan’s LGBTQ+ youth reporting being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy, this historic effort to end conversion therapy is literally life-saving for LGBTQ+ young people in our state.”
A community event on suicide prevention will be held on Saturday, May 6 at Rouch World (63322 M-66) in Sturgis beginning at 11 a.m. Organized by the United Way and presented by the St. Joseph County Suicide Prevention Task Force, #BeHereTomorrow will feature keynote speaker Kevin Hines along with hayrides, bounce houses, food trucks, and resource tables.
WSV’s Charles Thomas writes, “The honest truth is that many of us feel sad around Christmas time. If that’s where you are this year, please know that you are not alone.”