World Suicide Prevention Day Vigil

By Lex Nelson, Boise Weekly

World Suicide Prevention Day has been recognized across the globe since 2003, when the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization partnered to raise awareness. To mark WSPD 2017 in Boise, the Idaho Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting its World Suicide Prevention Day Candlelight Vigil for the third year. Meet at 8:30 p.m. on the Capitol steps to "share an inspiring ceremony and messages of hope in honoring our loved ones lost to suicide." Real candles aren't allowed on Capitol grounds, so bring battery operated candles or simply display images of candles on your smartphone. Names of loved ones lost will be read aloud during the ceremony, and participants can add to the list through the event Facebook page to ensure those they loved are remembered.