Community comes together for suicide awareness event

RAISING AWARENESS: Lifeline South East chief executive officer Eve Barrett expects a good turnout from the local community on tomorrow morning to raise awareness of suicide. Picture: TODD LEWIS

THE Mount Gambier community will come “out of the shadows” as the sun rises over the Blue Lake tomorrow morning to help raise suicide awareness.

Lifeline South East is holding the Out Of The Shadows event for the 12th consecutive year and is encouraging people in the region to attend the free community breakfast at 7.30am at the Mel Hirth Lookout adjacent the Blue Lake.

Lifeline South East chief executive officer Eve Barrett said the event was symbolic of how far the community had progressed regarding suicide awareness.

“We are gradually moving out the shadows and darkness in regards to the stigma of suicide

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