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May 19, 2020

Suicide: A Topic Worth Talking About

The following essay was written by SPTS Youth Council Member and high school student, Fatima, who wishes teenagers would feel more comfortable talking about suicide to help spread awareness and identifies the stigma surrounding mental health as a barrier to getting people help. We want to thank Fatima for using her voice and speaking up about suicide prevention through this essay. As a member of the SPTS Youth Council, Fatima meets monthly with other high…
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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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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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Aug 14, 2014

Talking About Suicide and Robin Williams Death

Blog Post by Hollis Easter Robin Williams died today, at 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s department released a press statement saying they suspect it of being suicide by asphyxiation, and there’s other news on their site. There will be a media frenzy about this for the next little while, and a lot of people are going to be talking about it. I want to help people talk about it in a way that’s as respectful and safe…
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Jan 14, 2014

How Does The Affordable Care Act Affect Mental Health Coverage?

Let’s start first with a little historical background. While a law to change the way insurance companies reimbursed for mental health treatment was passed years ago, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008; the rules to carry it out was not passed until November 2013 under the Affordable Care Act - ACA, known informally as ‘Obamacare.’ The 2008 law stated that if insurance companies provided coverage for mental health treatment, the coverage…
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Oct 23, 2013

Helping Your Children Deal with the Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

With the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, we know there is the possibility that children and families may be retraumatized, especially by what promises to be intense media coverage of last year’s devastation.   SPTS Clinical Director, Maureen Underwood, LCSW , along with a collaborative team of youth service professionals, created the attached document "Helping Your Children Deal With The Anniversary of Sandy" to alert parents, guardians and adults  to the possibility of what…
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Mar 19, 2013

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Beneficiary of 10th Annual Charles Lafitte Foundation Charity Golf Classic

The 10th Annual Charles Lafitte Charity Golf Classic will be held on June 25, 2013 at Due Process Stable, with the proceeds to benefit the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.  For more information on the outing please visit www.charleslafitte.org. The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives.  The Foundation supports organizations working in four main…
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Jan 29, 2013

The Starfish Project: A Day of Healing for the Coastal Southern Monmouth Communities

Pressing Infrastructure Needs Have Obscured Emotional Needs of Kids & Families; Community Groups Combine Resources to Provide Opportunity for Healing Recognizing that the emotional recovery of children and families impacted by Sandy is as significant as the rebuilding of the physical infrastructure, a collaborative effort of community groups in Monmouth County have joined together to sponsor “The Starfish Project: A Community Event for Children and Families” on February 10, 2013, from 3 to 6 pm…
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