Visitors attending an interfaith prayer and art exhibit in Dilworth Park at City Hall on Thursday. The Irish Diaspora Center hosted the event to raise awareness for mental health. The exhibit is of more than 100 human-size lanterns that community members made in workshops with an Irish artist. They each represent a person struggling with mental health issues or someone lost to suicide.

Dilworth Plaza fills with life-size lanterns to raise awareness of suicide and mental illness

This story contains references to suicide. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call or text 988. As the sun set over Philadelphia, dozens of white figures outside City Hall began to glow, a point of light radiating from inside each human-like lantern’s chest. Each was handcrafted from paper and wire to …

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