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Lenape Valley Foundation to hold suicide prevention candlelight vigil

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As part of its suicide prevention efforts, Lenape Valley Foundation will hold a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, September 8.
 
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. 6 to 12, and 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.
 
The event is free and open to community members. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required and social distancing of 6 feet will be required when seated or standing.
 
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.
 
For information regarding Lenape Valley Foundation and its services, visit lenapevf.org or call 215-345-5300.

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