A community conversation about suicide prevention from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. This event is free and open to the public. It is meant to be the start of an important conversation in our community about suicide prevention and mental health. The organizers hope this first dialogue session will be just the start of efforts to address this important public health issue in our community. Please drop in even if you can’t stay for the whole event.
Panelists include the co-founder of Attitudes in Reverse (whose son took his own life), a police representative, high school students, and Mariam Ali, a suicide attempt survivor who is a freshman at the College of New Jersey who is studying to become a clinical therapist. There will be a Q&A period after the panel, then participants will break in to small groups to discuss topics they want to discuss such as policy action, a teen group, and a group for people who have lost a loved on as a result of a suicide.
Planet Princeton is the sponsor for the event. Thanks to the other working group members who helped make this event possible, especially our high school students:
-Stacy Hoffer, Princeton Schools parent, Psychologist
-Barbara Kaminska, Princeton High School student, Founder of Speak Out, Princeton Teens!
-Nadia Shahab Diaz, Princeton High School student, Co-Founder of Speak Out, Princeton Teens!
-Alexander Famous,Princeton High School student, Counselor at Speak Out, Princeton Teens!
-Adnan Shamsi, Princeton Schools parent, NAMI-Mercer Committee Member, Special Needs Advocate