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Latest proclamation addresses suicide prevention

SEGUIN, Texas – Mayor Don Keil took some time Tuesday to shine a light on a very serious, but necessary topic – suicide prevention and intervention. He read and signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, March 5th, 2016 as Precious Life – Celebration of Life Day in the City of Seguin.

He was joined by members and supporters of our local suicide awareness organization, Precious Life, along with a group of local law enforcement officers. Vice President of Precious Life, Laraine Turner believes the proclamation is an important step in their mission.

“We want to make folks aware of suicidal agents – depression, anger management, domestic violence – and be a resource for those in the community,” said Turner.

According to the proclamation, the Precious Life organization is ‘focused on suicide prevention and also on the importance of fostering security, success and stability’. To that aim, they host Celebration of Life annually to teach and remind community members of the causes of suicide, and ways to prevent the tragic event from impacting their lives.

WHAT: Celebration of Life 21st Annual Suicide Prevention Rally

WHO: Precious Life Suicide and Prevention Organization

WHEN: Saturday, March 5th at noon

WHERE: The Silver Center – 510 East Court Street
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Pictured: (seated left to right) Marie Manwill, Nancy Turner, Mayor Don Keil, Jess Turner, Laraine Turner; (standing left to right): Lt. Robert Thibodeaux, Guadalupe Co. Sheriff’s Office, Marion Dolford, Renee Billings, Lt. James Springer, Lt. Mike McCann, Corporal Devin Douglas, Officer Carlos Contreras, Officer Jesus Lopez, Aaron Diaz

Click here to view official proclamation.

Click here to view official news release.

You can learn more about Precious Life Suicide Prevention on their website: http://www.preciouslifeservices.org/

Posted by: Morgan Ash