A community vigil will be held tonight at 6 in honor of Zander Ward at the Front Royal Gazebo.

We spoke to Zander’s uncle Bill Long about the memorial in our latest news maker segment in an attempt to bring awareness to depression and the alternatives that are available.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Bill talks of the vigil and how suicide is not the answer with the help that’s available.

Bill and Zander’s employer William Huck of C and C Frozen Treats will be at the Gazebo to greet the community members who helped with the search.

If you too suffer from depression please talk to a trusted family member, friend or mentor before contemplating doing anything drastic.

When you are as young as Zander at 18 problems might seem like the end of the world but nothing could be further from the truth and there are professionals that can help.

Problems at any age might seem insurmountable but they are not.

There are professionals available that can help you with the battle against depression or other concerns.

Concern Hotline is always available 24 7 365.

In Frederick County please call (540) 667-0145.

In Page County you can call (540) 743-3733.

Shenandoah County’s Concern Hotline number is (540) 459-4742.

Warren County’s number is (540) 635-4357.

Before doing anything drastic that affects everyone you love please call one of those numbers.

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