TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — September is Suicide Prevention Month and a local organization seeks to bring attention to the issue.
Mental Health American of West Central Indiana held the event in recognition of of the special month in Silver Birch parking lot. Those who attended could paint rocks to take home or place them throughout the community in hopes of bringing a smile to others.
Michele Orndorff, director of the event, said it’s a great way to just be there for someone in need.
“Everybody needs a person. So, tonight we could be that person that they could be really having a really bad day. They could come here and it could brighten their day and help save a life. Then just the conversation of mental health,” Orndorff said.
Michele also encourages people to become a certified Q.P.R trained gatekeeper to help save someone at risk of suicide. To become a Q.P.R gatekeeper, or for more information about suicide prevention, contact Michele at email@example.com.