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LVF to Hold Candlelight Vigil of Hope Tuesday as part of Suicide Prevention Week



Digital Reporter- Jeff Bohen

 

 

As part of its suicide prevention efforts, Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) is holding a candlelight vigil this week in Doylestown.

The vigil will take place in the courtyard outside the Bucks County Courthouse located at 55 E. Court Street, at Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The candlelight vigil for suicide prevention will memorialize the victims of suicide, offer support for
family members and friends touched by suicide and offer hope for the future. Community members are
welcome and encouraged to attend a release from LVF says.

The vigil will take place during National Suicide Prevention Week, which is Sept. 8 -14, and is an annual campaign in the United States geared toward informing and engaging the general public about suicide prevention and the warning signs associated with suicide.

The campaign aims to reduce the stigma surrounding the topic of suicide and encourages the pursuit of
mental health assistance, while also offering support and resources to those who have attempted suicide.

Earlier this year DVN spotlighted a survivor of suicide, Nicholas Emigh who shared about his battle with mental health challenges and he’s overcome them to be a thought leader in Bucks County on mental health related issues.

For information regarding Lenape Valley Foundation and its services, please visit www.lenapevf.org or

If you or someone you know is in crisis situation Call 1-800-499-7455  to speak to a trained crisis worker – anytime – day or night

You may also call 215-345 2273 for Central and Upper Bucks.

For Lower Bucks  call 215-785-9765

For children’s crisis support please call ACCESS 1-877-435-7709

For the National Suicide Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255


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Jeff Bohen
Digital Reporter
Jeff Bohen has been covering news in the Philadelphia region since 2008. First on Temple Student Radio WHIP's "Run Down" Show. He then Interned at WBCB, and was a Patch.com contributor on four different Patch sites. Bohen was/ is the co-founder/creator of LeviittownNow.com helping it become the most popular digital news site in Lower Bucks County.
Bohen is a passionate about educating the public on issues surrounding mental health, as he lives with Bi-Polar Disorder. In his free time, Jeff is a avid sports fan, podcast listener, and metal head whose the best air guitarist/drummer he knows. Bohen is single and has no children.

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