MNMC hosts event on International Survivors of Suicide Day

Mount Nittany Health is inviting the public to attend a free event 12:30 p.m. Saturday to offer support to those coping with the impacts of suicide.

The event will consist of an opening ceremony at 12:30 pm, listening to a broadcast from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a closing ceremony. The event will take place at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave.

Saturday is recognized as International Survivors of Suicide Day.

A report from the health system said every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide.

For more information or to register, call Tina Kephart at 234-6155.