Welcome Sign Goes Purple for Suicide Prevention Month

County commissioners and representatives from Hailee’s Hope, a local nonprofit foundation focused on suicide prevention and awareness, and the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention turned the lights on the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign purple today for Suicide Prevention Month.

“We are proud to stand with Hailee’s Hope and everyone working help raise awareness of this important issue and support suicide prevention efforts and programs that save lives,” Commissioner Michael Naft said. “Sadly, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Nevada and nationally, as about 45,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the United States. It is important that we come together to develop and support suicide prevention and intervention programs that teach people how to better cope with the challenges they face, and connect people in need with the mental and physical healthcare they need.”

County Commissioners and representatives from Hailee’s Hope and the State Office of Suicide Prevention turned on purple light bulbs installed on the world-famous “Welcome” sign during a brief ceremony today. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is in unincorporated Clark County.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.