Prayers of Remembrance and Hope

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Purple and turquoise ribbons, the defining colors of the suicide awareness movement, now adorn our fence. Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds. The suicide rate in the US has risen 30% in the last two decades, and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide for those aged 15-24 years. This should not be viewed as normal or acceptable.

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, we unveiled the ribbons and encouraged people to add a tag of their own to honor someone who they had lost, someone who had survived or is struggling, or to offer a prayer for the hundreds of thousands who lose their lives each year due to this epidemic. If you were not able to be at Marble that day, pens/tags are available from our receptionist at 1 West 29th Street.

As followers of the One who calls us to love, we are committed to preventing suicide through awareness and offering help to those who need it. If you are struggling or know someone who is, please reach out:

REACH OUT IF YOU NEED HELP

Please note: the orange Gun Violence Awareness ribbons are now on 29th St.

Lord…
Make me an instrument
of your peace.
Where there is hatred,
let me bring love;
where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is sadness, joy; where there is darkness, light.

- Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi