20 people took their own lives in La Crosse County
the 11th annual suicide prevention awareness event
is being held .
to remember those who have been lost.
News 8's Sarah Thamer is live at Riverside Park .
where the event is just getting underway.
-Why are we here tonight?
-Why is suicide and mental health important to talk
-Who should people contact if they need help?
Tonight at 10 .
we'll have the story of an area Army veteran .
who made an attempt on his life .
but is still here today.
A local community partnership is pairing children
who could use a little reading boost.
with volunteers from area businesses.