Niagara County Raises Flag for Suicide Prevention Month

The Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution at its Tuesday meeting declaring September as “Suicide Prevention Month” in Niagara County.  Earlier on Tuesday, the Suicide Prevention Coalition flag was hoisted at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.

Niagara County Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH) Laura Kelemen also announced that the county is now affiliated with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and thus is participating in the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 

“Anyone who calls 9-8-8 from Niagara County will now be connected to Niagara County Crisis Services,” said Kelemen.  “Always remember, there is help, there is hope!”

Picture 1, Raising the flag at Niagara County Courthouse, from left to right:  Myrla Gibbons Doxey, Deputy Director, Mental NCDMH; Heath Cruz, NCDMH Planning Coordinator; Becky Wydysh, Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature; Laura Kelemen, Director, NCDMH.

Picture 2, Legislator Jesse Gooch presents the proclamation to Ms. Kelemen and Ms. Doxey.

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