Wewa women focus on suicide awareness

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In commemoration of World Suicide Awareness Month, the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club News on Thursday, Sept. 9 passed out and wore yellow ribbons to remember those lost to suicide and raise awareness of those who may need support.

One person dies by suicide every two hours in Florida on average, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, making it the eighth leading cause of death in the state, and the third leading cause of death for people ages 15-24, and second leading cause for people ages 25-34.

Most people who suffer from depression and anxiety find it hard to reach out for help. It is important, especially during times of social-distancing and upcoming holidays, that we communicate with friends and make sure they are ok.

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club’s Arts and Culture Chairman Terri Norris and her committee have been busy bees with so many fantastic crafts to sell at the upcoming Wewahitchka Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Fall Flower Power fundraiser is a great way to beautify and easy to order. Go to GFWCWEWA.fpfundraising.com to see catalog and place order.

The woman’s club would like to thank all who donated supplies and food to the hurricane relief trip. We may be a small community, but we are mighty.

The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club will be meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 pm at Glad Tidings Assembly of God’s fellowship hall in Wewahitchka. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out plans for upcoming events, fundraisers, and community projects. Come and hear how to be a part of 85-year-old club, and how becoming a volunteer can make a positive difference in your community.

Contact us at gfwcwewawomansclub@gmail.com. And remember, GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club is a 501c(3) charity organization; donations are always welcome.

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