The Lebanon County Suicide Prevention Task Force will host an inaugural “Suicide Prevention Walk” on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at the Stoever’s Dam Nature Barn, 946 Miller St, Lebanon, PA 17046. The walk will start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m. There is no cost to participate in the walk. The event is one of numerous different events being held throughout Lebanon County during the month of September, which is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Month.

This is our first time hosting a “Suicide Prevention Walk” in Lebanon. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about suicide prevention, remember those we have lost to suicide, and walk in support with survivors, family, and friends. The event will begin at the Community Garden of Remembrance, which was dedicated in 2016 at the Nature Barn. The event will also include a wreath laying ceremony prior to the start of the walk. To have your loved one memorialized on a paver in the garden, please call 717-274-3415.

Other events happening throughout the month of September include:

  • QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer), which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center. To register, please call 717-272-8317.
  • WRAP Training (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), which will be held from September 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lebanon County MH/ID/EI (220 E Lehman St, Lebanon, PA 17046). To register please call 717-517-8552, ext. 16.
  • On Sept. 10, light a candle in your window at 8 p.m. in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.
  • Power Up Purple! Throughout the month of September, light your porch with a purple lightbulb to mark awareness.

For more information on the Task Force and upcoming events, visit our website or visit our Facebook page.