The Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution at its Tuesday meeting declaring September as “Suicide Prevention Month” in Niagara County. Earlier on Tuesday, the Suicide Prevention Coalition flag was hoisted at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Niagara County Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH) Laura Kelemen also announced the county is now affiliated with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and thus is participating in the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
“Anyone who calls 9-8-8 from Niagara County will now be connected to Niagara County Crisis Services,” Kelemen said. “Always remember: There is help, there is hope!”
Legislator Jesse Gooch presents the proclamation to Kelemen and Doxey.