Suicide prevention gathering in Williams Lake Sept. 10

Williams Lake will join other communities around the province in holding a World Suicide Prevention Day Gathering Sept. 10

Williams Lake will join other communities around the province in holding a World Suicide Prevention Day Gathering with drumming, music, encouragement,

remembrance and information in Boitanio Park, Thursday, Sept. 10 from noon to 1 p.m.

Overall, an estimated 3,900 Canadians and 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide each year, reported Lesley Coates, Interior Health communications officer, Sept. 3.

And yet she reports that suicide remains a taboo subject that is often not openly discussed.