VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Teen suicide awareness has a social stigma attached to it, and it often doesn't receive the same attention as other illnesses.

Suicide Awareness, "Shatter the Silence", is a collaborative prevention event bringing youth and community partners together to celebrate wellness and raise awareness of suicide in our community.

Speakers and presenters include:

  • Just Archie as MC
  • VCU Interpretive Dance
  • Lauren Hope
  • Nicole Gore - Suicide Awareness Coordinator for DBHDS

The forum is set for 6 p.m. on August 24 at the Holiday Inn in Virginia Beach.

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