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Dec 16, 2015

Youth Council 2015 Year End Celebration

Youth Council Celebrates Kick-Off Year   Last night, SPTS closed out 2015 a little early with a celebration for its Youth Council. With over 60 students from Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the council has set some pretty awesome goals for ways in which they want to help spread awareness of youth suicide prevention. We couldn't be more proud to know such a motivated and caring group of young people! Hot coco and pizza was had…
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SPTS USA

Sep 10, 2015

Suicide Prevention Awareness Day

September 10th is Suicide Prevention Awareness Day Help us spread awareness to #saveteens!   A little more than twelve years ago, Don Quigley and Scott Fritz, two New Jersey fathers, both lost teenage children to suicide. They were surprised and alarmed to learn that suicide was the third leading cause of death for teens and young adults.  Armed with this news, they began a campaign for public awareness and education that became the Society for…
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SPTS USA

Jul 27, 2015

Kristen Bell and SPTS Bring Fashion To A Cause

KRISTEN BELL AND SPTS BRING FASHION TO A CAUSE Celebrity helps spread message that "You Are Not Alone" International celebrity Kristen Bell has partnered with the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide in an attempt to help spread suicide prevention awareness, while raising funds for the New Jersey based non-profit. The mission of SPTS is to reduce to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness through the…
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Nicole D'Amore

Jun 26, 2015

10th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF TEEN SUICIDE 10TH ANNUAL GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC Local Non-Profit Continues into its 10th year of Dedication to Reducing the Number of Teen Suicides Freehold, NJ (Thursday, June 25, 2015) On June 15, 2015, The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide held its 10th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey.  Over 220 golfers and 40 tennis players attended the event, with…
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Nicole D'Amore

Jun 10, 2015

Ocean County Youth Wellness Summit #OCBEWELL

Ocean County Students attend Youth Wellness Summit A collaborative effort to bring wellness to the teens of Ocean County On April 23, 2015   , The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide partnered with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Prevention First, Preferred Children's Services, and the Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention to host a single day wellness summit at Jackson Liberty High School on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  10 public and private high schools from Ocean…
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Nicole D'Amore

Jun 10, 2015

ACT on FACTS: Revised online, free teacher training released!

Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: Act on FACTS The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Releases Free, Online Teacher Training The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide recently introduced the update to its Best Practices, free, online training for educators Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: Act on FACTS. Developed by national suicide prevention expert and SPTS Clinical Director, Maureen Underwood, LCSW, the training is available immediately at www.sptsuniversity.org. With…
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Nicole D'Amore

Jun 10, 2015

SPTS welcomes new Program Director, Pat Breux

Before coming to SPTS, Pat Breux served as the Youth Prevention Specialist for the Suicide Prevention Center of New York.  Because of the support of  the New York state leadership that prioritized suicide prevention, she had the privilege to participate in many innovative projects, including a community initiative that saw the certification of over 200 trainers, as well as the training of over 16,000 New Yorkers. As an ASIST and SafeTalk trainer, she has also…
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