Posted on August 20, 2014 · Posted in Events, News, Uncategorized

Candlelight Vigil Seal Statue 9-10-2014

Panoramic Photo by Connie Geston

Panoramic Photo by Connie Geston

Jamey Geston, local singer/ songwriter

Jamey Geston, local singer/ songwriter

City Council Member and former Mayor of Carpinteria Al Clark welcomes the group.

City Council Member and former Mayor of Carpinteria Al Clark welcomes the group.

County Supervisor Salud Carbajal

County Supervisor Salud Carbajal

State Assembly Member and new Carpinteria resident Das Williams

State Assembly Member and new Carpinteria resident Das Williams

Liora Goodman from State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson's office

Liora Goodman from State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s office

Alice Glenhorn at Candlelight Vigil

Dr. Alice Glenhorn at Candlelight Vigil director of ADMHS, Santa Barbara County

Amina Moharram

Two therapists

HopeNet of Carpinteria sponsored a Candlelight Vigil in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 7- 8 pm at Linden Field (at the foot of Linden Avenue near the seal statue) in Carpinteria.

This was in honor and memory of those who have committed suicide, survivors, and to increase sensitivity about suicide and its prevention. The general public was invited.

There were speakers, local elected officials, music by local teen Jamey Geston, refreshments, and an information table. Some attendees chose to bring a poem or a remembrance of a loved one to share.

About the Author

Becki Norton, M.Ed. is a co-founder of HopeNet, Carpinteria resident, and School Psychologist with the Carpinteria Unified School District.