Leaders in Erie County proclaim Suicide Prevention Week


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Erie County leaders say they are gathering on Friday to spread a message of hope and proclaim “Suicide Prevention Week” in the county.

Officials say Friday marks World Suicide Prevention Day, and as a sign of hope, there will be a yellow flag raised at today’s event.

Leaders and citizens will gather in the plaza in front of the Rath Building Friday morning.

Suicide Prevention Week occurs nationally September 5-11.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, help is available. Erie County’s Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day: 716-834-3131. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24 hours a day: 1-800-273-8255. For more information, visit CrisisServices.org.

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