The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is sponsoring a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Pier Pavilion in Port Angeles.
The service is to commemorate the lives of loved ones – whether family members or friends – who have lost their lives to mental illness, either through suicide or some other cause brought on by mental illness.
The service also commemorates the lives of those who have lost their spiritual and mental capabilities due to mental illness and also honors members of the U.S. Armed Services who return to civilian life with mental illness brought on by horrors of war.
Attendees will have an opportunity to light candles and speak about loved ones they have lost.
Alliance members will be on hand to help attendees struggling with suicidal thoughts; not all alliance members are professionals but are available to listen and may offer sources of help.
This event is free and open to the public.
Attendees are encouraged to dress warm and to bring a folding chair and flashlight.
For more information, call 452-5244 or 452-4235.