Suicide is a growing problem across the country .
including here in the La Crosse area.
20 people took their own lives in La Crosse County
To remember all of those who have been lost to suicide
and raise awareness .
the La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative held
the 11th annual suicide prevention awareness event
tonight at Riverside Park.
At the event .
chairs were set out to represent people from our area
who have been recently lost to suicide.
Family members also got to share stories of their
Organizers say they hope the event helps people learn
how to identify the signs someone is struggling .
and show suicide is preventable.