We come to you on behalf of the Concho Valley at large, which presently finds itself in a state of mental health crisis. So far this year, Tom Green County has had 14 confirmed suicide losses. While we had seen our total number of losses per year decrease since we started the Zero Suicide initiative in 2019, research shows the number of crisis clients and suicides increase with the uncertainty after natural disasters and pandemics. We believe we are unfortunately seeing that happen in 2021 and 2022, as there has been an increase since the time we were all quarantined and fighting through similar battles. Our goal is “not one more” loss to suicide, and we fear for what may lie ahead.
On Saturday, September 10, WTCG will host the 7th Annual Principal LED Shine a Light Event at the Visitor’s Center in downtown San Angelo, beginning at 7:30 PM, followed by a special presentation of hope by Dr. Frank Campbell, the reading of names, and a memorial night walk along a luminary path at dusk.
West Texas Counseling & Guidance (WTCG) is committed to providing perfect depression care through the Zero Suicide program and your participation can help save a life! Please consider participating as a sponsor or by registering for this year's event. You can also support by purchasing pre-sold BBQ sandwich plates (additional info below).
Please CLICK HERE to register for Shine a Light.
Registration: $25 per person (includes t-shirt and luminary)
Location: San Angelo Visitor Center, 418 W Ave. B.
When: Saturday, September 10
Time: Begins at 7:30 PM
Order your Pre-Sale BBQ sandwich plate here! Available for pickup on the day of event from 11 AM to 3 PM at the San Angelo Visitor's Center.
This event recognizes those survivors that have lost someone to suicide and those lost to suicide. All proceeds go to WTCG's suicide prevention initiatives, such as the Zero Suicide program, LOSS Team of TCG and the SOS Support Group.
Sponsorship opportunities available here.
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS
West Texas Counseling & Guidance, Principal LED, Foster Communications, Market Street, Art in Uncommon Places