September 2018 - National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is known around the United States as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and is intended to help promote awareness surrounding each of the Suicide Prevention resources available to us and our community. The simple goal is to learn how to help those around us and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.
In 2017 Yorkville, along with 24 other communities in IL, 2 communities out of state, Kane and Kendall Counties as well as the State of Illinois proclaimed September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The proclamation is one way that the United City of Yorkville and others can show support for local educators, mental health professionals, athletic coaches, pack leaders, police officers, and parents, as partners in supporting our community in simply being available to one another.
"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."
-Joel Frieders, Alderman, Ward 3, United City of Yorkville