Mayor David Suarez and the Weslaco City Commission proclaimed this month as Suicide Awareness Month in Weslaco.
The purpose is to bring awareness to an issue that can often be ignored or difficult to talk about, and remind others to care about the well-being of those around them.
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”
City commissioners also joined community partners for the inaugural suicide prevention and awareness walk at South Texas College in Weslaco.
As a community, we are working together to develop our collective understanding and awareness of suicide in order to prevent it.
Remember: You are not alone! Your mental health journey matters!
ANYONE needing help can call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are free and confidential.
U.S. veterans or service members who are in crisis can call 988 and then press "1" for the Veterans Crisis Line. Or text 838255. Or chat online.Línea telefónica en español: 1-888-628-9454