March church to hold service on World Suicide Prevention Day

St John’s Church, March, is holding a special service to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

St John’s Church, March, is holding a special service to mark World Suicide Prevention Day - Credit: Archant

A special service to mark World Suicide Prevention Day will be held at a March church.

The service at St Johns Church, Station Road, will aim to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of suicide and mental health issues to acknowledge those who have lost a loved one.

“Every year in this country 6000 people die by suicide – around 16 each day,” said Reverend Jane Rees, team vicar for March team ministry.

“It is estimated that for every adult who takes their life another 20 will attempt to do so. And each year 200 school children will die by suicide. “We aim to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented.

“Collaboration is critical in addressing the challenges to preventing suicide in our society today. Everyone can make a difference – just reaching out to someone in a moment of crisis can save a life.”


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The service will take place on September 10 at 7.30pm.

During the service there will be an opportunity to light a candle for a loved one timed to coincide with the lighting of candles around the world as a mark of solidarity.

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Light refreshments will also be available after.

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