Schuylkill County Courthouse Lit Up Purple to Recognize National Recovery Month, Suicide Awareness
Schuylkill County Courthouse will be awash in purple light through the month of September to honor National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness.
On Wednesday, Schuylkill County Commissioners Boots Hetherington, George Halcovage, and Gary Hess officially proclaimed September Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Schuylkill County.
At night, passersby of the Courthouse in Pottsville will see the south and east faces of the building drenched in a purple light.
Overdoses is an issue that hits home for many families in Schuylkill County. It’s hard to find someone here who hasn’t been affected by drug addiction in some way, either themselves, a family member, or friend.
According to the 2021 County Health Rankings, between 2017-2019 there were 145 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people in Schuylkill County.
There are plenty of places in Schuylkill County to get help for addiction and preventing overdose.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has several places to start looking for help. Anyone can call them directly at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or by visiting
You can find treatment centers by looking here.
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