Maine CDC Press Release

September 13, 2010

Maine Suicide Prevention Awareness Day

Augusta - Governor John Baldacci has proclaimed September 14thas Maine Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.

An event marking youth suicide prevention efforts in Maine will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14 in the Hall of Flags on the second floor of the State Capitol Building from 2 to 4 p.m.

First Lady Karen Baldacci will read the Governor’s proclamation and Muriel Littlefield, Deputy Commissioner for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, will recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to suicide prevention.

Other state and local leaders will speak and urge others to get involved in suicide prevention. Nancy Thompson, a mother whose son Timmy died by suicide in 2004 and a “Maine Connect speaker” is a featured speaker.

For more information, please contact Cheryl DiCara, 207-287-5362.