Board Declares Suicide Awareness Week

9/9/19 – Photo Studstill Media

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board passed a resolution that declared October 6th through 12th Suicide Awareness Week at their board meeting on Monday. Attorney Alexis Ferracuti spoke to the board about the upcoming Out of the Darkness Walk on October 12th and the importance of raising awareness for suicide prevention. Ferracuti, an advocate for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and one of the organizers of the walk, informed board members that around 357 people took part in last year’s walk, and around $49,000 in funds were raised. She explained that the walk not only brings attention to the issue of suicide but also gives a supporting community to those who might be struggling.