• Suicide Awareness Walk Tops Goals

    Last Sunday, October 14, a fundraising walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) drew more than 1,100 people to Verona Park. The walk, which had a goal of $110,000, has raised more than $129,000 as...

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  • Verona Resident Participates In CNN Town Hall On Suicide Prevention

    Rosemary Citrano Gabbe, who organized last year’s highly successful Verona Park walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, was invited to participate in a special CNN Town Hall “Finding Hope: Battling America’s Suicide Crisis”. The show...

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  • Codey Unveils Plan To Combat Teen Suicide

    Richard Codey, a New Jersey state senator and former governor, unveiled a three-point plan to address teen suicide and depression today in West Orange. The plan would train auxiliary school staff to help them interact with students...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • PBA To Hold Mallory’s Army Presentation On Bullying

    Mallory Rose Grossman was an amazing 12-year-old girl who took her own life after horrific bullying on June 14, 2017. Through the pain of this senseless tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, have founded a charitable...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Suicide Awareness Training At Community Center

    Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often missed,...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Suicide Prevention Talk Coming To Holy Spirit

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona will be hosting two presentations of “Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention”, a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The presentations are sponsored...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Lessons for Life from Death: My Notes On Suicide

    Over the last year I have become increasingly more aware of the public attention that suicide deaths have been given. Last year, 2016, was a 30-year high in reported suicides. This attention has allowed more open and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Suicide Prevention Walk Thanks Sponsors

    The organizers of the Montclair-Verona Out of the Darkness Walk to be held on Sunday, October 22, are thanking the sponsors who have helped propel the walk for suicide awareness and prevention well past its original fundraising...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Football Teams Tackle Suicide Prevention

    The Verona High School and Ramsey High School football teams will be squaring off on Saturday, September 30, but their biggest challenge won’t be on Sellitto Field. The teams, which don’t usually play each other, will be...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Still Don’t Know What To Say: A Year Later

    This holiday weekend marks a painful anniversary for a friend of mine. It is the first anniversary of her son’s death. While most of us are enjoying end of summer festivities, she is grieving. Labor Day weekend...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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