This Saturday – September 10th – is World Suicide Prevention Day. Locally, the Waterloo Regional Suicide Prevention Council will mark the day in Waterloo with a butterfly release, and a community drum circle. And on Friday Sept 16th there is the Tabu Music Festival in support of the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, and the Memory of Mariah Simcoe-Dawson. at Waterloo Public Square. Mariah was a beautiful and talented Kitchener high school student, who died at the beginning of this year. Her mother so graciously shared her story with me earlier this year in our five-part series on teen suicide. Learn more about Mariah’s Mission: Tana Nash with WRSPC is a guest on this afternoon’s 570′s Gary Doyle Show. Something to think about: police deal with an average of three calls a day locally..related to suicide. About one person a week locally, takes their life. There are services and help available. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY- CALL 911 Crisis Services of Waterloo Region 1 866 366 4566 OR 519 744 1813 Distress Centre – Canadian Mental Health Association 519 745-1166 KIDS HELP PHONE 1 800 668 6868 WATERLOO REGION SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL K-W Counselling Services 519-884-0000 lisa