City of Yorkville issued the following announcement on Feb. 17.
Mayor Purcell proclaimed September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Yorkville is no different than any other community in the country, but chooses to publicly state and place our full support behind local educators, mental health professionals, athletic coaches, pack leaders, and parents, as partners in supporting our community in simply being available to help one another.
In 2017, Ward 3 Alderman, Joel Frieders, began a movement to start a nationwide conversation about suicide prevention. With the support of the Yorkville City Council, along with a personal goal to understand, educate, intervene, and reduce the occurrence of suicide by facilitating open discussions, Alderman Frieders decided to put his plan into motion and reach as many lives as possible. He states, "With your participation, now and into the future, every year that we take the time to address suicide, we help build a strong foundation of thoughtful municipal government and a thoughtful community, reminding our constituents that we’re all human and we’re all in this together. Keep talking."
More information can be found, including a sample proclamation, at:
Original source can be found here.
Source: City of Yorkville