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HopeNet of Carpinteria is sponsoring our annual Candlelight Vigil in recognition of World  Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Seal  Fountain at 800 Linden Ave, Carpinteria. 

“This event will honor the memory of those who have died by suicide, survivors, and those  impacted by suicide. It will also increase awareness and sensitivity relative to mental wellness,  suicide and suicide prevention. We will have music, speakers, candles, refreshments and a  resource table as well as therapists available to speak to interested persons,” according to Roberta Lehtinen, President of HopeNet of Carpinteria. 

Scheduled speakers include Greg Fish, Chief of Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District,  Toni Navarro, LMFT, Director Behavioral Wellness County of Santa Barbara, and Dawson Kelly,  president of the youth-led Wellness Connection Council, a program of the Mental Wellness  Center and YouthWell. 

HopeNet of Carpinteria is a local, grassroots suicide prevention group of volunteers. The  mission of HopeNet is to improve the mental wellness of residents and to reduce the number of  attempts and deaths by suicides in the community through the distribution of information,  support, training and advocacy. HopeNet aims to create a stronger safety net. It is a  Community Partner of the City of Carpinteria. 

Spanish translation will be available. 

This event is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Becki Norton in Spanish or English at (805) 507-7933 or

Founded in 2012, HopeNet of Carpinteria is a volunteer group of concerned citizens who provide  education and resources to prevent suicide. For more information, visit


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