As the result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the annual suicide awareness and prevention walks held in September.
The unknown impact of increased community spread combined with distancing and hygiene requirements make it difficult to plan and responsibly hold the events.
“As a prevention agency, we are mindful of our need to support public health efforts that ensure both physical and mental wellness for our community” said Rick Skilliter, executive director of Prevention Awareness Support Services.
Suicide prevention efforts will continue through the suicide prevention coalitions in Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin counties.
Anyone interested in joining the prevention efforts is encouraged to contact PASS at 419-549-8530 ext. 111.
It is anticipated that community walks will return in 2021.