Annually, Jana Marie Foundation works with the Centre County Board of Commissioners to proclaim September 10th as Centre County Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day and the month of September as Suicide Prevention Month.
Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States (homicide is the 15th), claiming nearly 30,000 lives annually, including an average of 15 per year in Centre County. Suicide is preventable.
On September 10th, Jana Marie Foundation, with the support from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Active Minds at Penn State, hosts “An Evening of Hope, Healing and Remembrance.” This event is designed to create public awareness, educate the community, remember those we have lost, give hope to the survivors and end the stigma around mental health. Join us for art, music, stories, and more!
2017 Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day
Registration for Dinner on September 10, 2017:
A huge thank you to Dickey’s Barbeque Pit for sponsoring a community dinner on September 10th. This dinner provides a chance for the community to come together to support one another, to connect with old friends and meet new before the main event. A barbeque dinner will be provided free of charge. Advanced registration is required for the dinner.
Please check back for additional details and in the meantime, be sure to check out some of the images below from Suicide Prevention Month.