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Suicide prevention event held at Fountain Square

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19)--Sunday night, about 200 people gathered in the center of Fountain Square for a special program highlighting suicides in Greater Cincinnati. The Cincinnati chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held the candlelight vigil and event.

"I think this was an important event, and it helps get the word out about suicide and helps us all come together and just be a group again and remember the life we are all missing," says Amy Englebrecht.

She and a small group of friends came to remember Turpin HS graduate Jyasi Triggs, who committed suicide a few years ago. She says the pain of his death is still fresh.

"Now we all know to look out for one another and make sure that everyone is OK," says Englebrecht. "Suicide is a different type of loss because there are just so many questions and its just a different type of grieving process so it's good to know that there are people that are out there that are going through the same thing."

And for some at this vigil, the pain of the suicide is still fresh.

"When I talk about the girl that I remember, it's hard," says Kelsey Wilmers, who attended to remember her cousin.

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