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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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SPTS USA

Aug 09, 2019

Fostering Resilience In Our Children in Scary Times

Fostering Resilience in Challening and Scary Times Parenting has never been an easy job, and there is no manual on how to be the best possible parent, especially in our current challenging times. As we hear about the recent mass shootings and other traumatic events in our country, how do we help our children deal with what’s happening and support their emotional resiliency? We must not assume that our children are as upset or traumatized…
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SPTS USA

Apr 21, 2016

Speaking With Students About Suicide

At the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, one of our core values is the belief in the effectiveness of evidence -based suicide prevention strategies. Yet, one of the questions we are most often confronted with is the request for assembly presentations. What we know about suicide prevention and keeping students safe is that assembly style presentations fail to take into consideration what we know about suicide risk. Instead, what should happen, is the inclusion of students in…
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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

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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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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Oct 19, 2012

Live Web Chat with Maureen Underwood: Tuesday, October 30

Register to join Maureen Underwood for a 30 minute live web chat on a very important topic for teachers and mental health professionals, Tuesday, October 30 at 3:00 pm EST Safe and Sound: Memorializing After A Youth Dies By Suicide http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/599061/8d503f7a76/287702039/d4b0dfae05/   If you heard Maureen present at the Oct. 9th, 2012 Well Aware Webinar "THE INSIGHT," you know her focus is practical application of evidence-based programs. A nationally recognized 30-year expert in youth suicide prevention, Maureen…
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