‘Silent Watch’ event held in Woodsfield
A VETERAN and a civilian stand on either side of a casket in recognition of Suicide Awareness Day on Tuesday in front of the Monroe County Courthouse in Woodsfield in this image shared on Facebook by Commissioner Mick Schumacher. The “Silent Watch” event was held by the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Monroe County Veterans Service Office in an effort to raise awareness of the growing number of veterans, first responders and civilians who succumb to suicide each day. “Every day 129 people complete suicide in the United States. Every day 22 of these are veterans. Each year 243 police, EMT and fire personnel complete suicide. Since 2010, Monroe County has lost 22 people to Suicide,” a banner stated at the event.