2011 Suicide Prevention Week

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>National Suicide Prevention Week is held the 2nd week of September and serves to honor the memory of those lost to suicide to comfort family members and friends who continue to experience and grieve the loss of loved ones and to celebrate the lives of those individuals who survived a suicide attempt.  It also serves as a way to increase the awareness of Suicide Prevention to individuals who either struggle with thoughts of suicide or know someone who does.

On Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:30am to 10:30am the Suicide Prevention Office will be conducting a ceremony to pay tribute to all who have been touched by the many facets of suicide.  Survivors of suicide and family members left behind to deal with loss of a family member to suicide will be present to share their experiences with the audience.

Please make an effort to attend this brief, but emotionally beautiful ceremony.  It will be appreciated by those who seek the comfort and compassion of others.
Light Refreshments will be served.


Suicide Prevention Week Activities:

  • September 6, 2011, 9:30am – 10:30am, Recreation Room, 2nd Floor – Opening Ceremony
    Presenters:  Father Martin, Friends of the Forgotten:  Michael Kacer, Earl Granville, June Zapusek
  • September 6, 2011, 11:00am – 12:00Noon, Recreation Room, 2nd Floor – Suicide Bereavement and Complicated Grief Presentation.
    Presenters:  Denise Carey, Adalberto Morales, Suicide Prevention Coordinators
  •  September 6, 2011, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Recreation Room 2nd Floor – Firearm Safety for All Ages
    Presenter:  Joe Hussey, Detective, Police Service
  • September 6, 2011, 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Recreation Room, 2nd Floor – Self Directed Violence Classification System
    Presenters:  Denise Carey, Adalberto Morales, Suicide Prevention Coordinators

  • September 7, 2011, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Recreation Room, 2nd Floor – Movie “The Bridge” & follow up discussion
  • September 7, 2011 – All Day, Allentown Outpatient Clinic, Informational Table and Quizzes
    Presenter:  Adalberto Morales, Suicide Prevention Coordinator

  • September 8, 2011, All Day, Sayre Outpatient Clinic, Information Table and Quizzes

Presenter:  Denise Care, Suicide Prevention Coordinator


  • September 9, 2011, 5th Floor Media Room, A Soldier’s personal journey with PTSD, MST & Suicidality.

Presenter:  Mindy Piccotti, Director of Events of Hunts for Healing

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