Saturday, May 22, 2021
Lights of Resilience
Kenneth Young Center and the CPYD Coalition present, “Lights of Resilience: Suicide Prevention Candle Lighting and Memorial.”
Mental health and loss can be emotional and isolating experiences. “Lights of Resilience” seeks to honor those who struggle with suicidal ideation as well as those who have passed away. Come shed light with us on the importance of mental health and healing.
This event seeks to be a safe and healing space with a memorial service and community-building activities. Snacks and water will be provided. Social distancing and masks are mandatory.
DATE: Saturday, May 22, 2021 5PM to 6 PM
LOCATION: Busse Woods Forest Preserve (Elk Grove Village) Shelter Grove #12
COST: Free (registration is required — register here)
This event will take place at Grove 12 in Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL. On Google Maps, type out the intersection of Higgins Rd. and Elk Grove Rd. Enter through the Elk Grove Rd. location and drive until you see Shelter Grove 12 where there will be plenty of parking spaces. There will be multiple directional signs to help you locate the spot. Click here for a link.
- a candle lighting ceremony,
- creating individual take-home flower pots,
- interactive ribbon-tying activity,
- opportunity for letter writing to a loved one,
- prizes for the “Together We Heal Challenge,”
- and a mini-mental health resource fair.
This event will be socially distanced, safe, and cost-free. There will be plenty of space to walk around on paths in the forest. We welcome people of all ages, including: students, youth, adults, families, community leaders, and others.
Chipotle Eat for Change After the Lights of Resilience Event
After the event, grab some food at Chipotle at Streets of Woodfield where a portion of the proceeds will go to Kenneth Young Center!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1−800−273−8255.