Harrisburg, PA – Lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg recently to talk about how to prevent one of the ultimate tragedies… someone taking their own life.

The organization Prevent Suicide PA hosted “Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day” at the State Capitol. Suicide prevention advocates, survivors, suicide task forces, legislators, and mental health professionals gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to raise awareness for suicide prevention and offer hope for those who might be contemplating suicide.

Senator Tina Tartaglione and other speakers asked people to become aware of friends, relatives or loved ones who might be troubled or suffering from depression or mental illness, and to listen to them.

Officials said many who think of suicide are suffering from physical or mental pain and can be helped if they feel someone cares about them.

For more information, go to the website of Prevent Suicide PA at preventsuicidepa.org