Suicide prevention

by Angela Marotta, Fulton

I am sending the following letter on behalf of Angela Marotta, a board member of the CNY Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Her contact information is below.

We must take action to prevent suicide. I lost my daughter, Ashley to suicide in 2007. It has taken me some time, but today I am dedicated to making suicide prevention my life’s mission.

Sadly, as the 10th leading cause of death, suicide continues to take an enormous toll on families, friends and entire communities. We must do more.

That is why last Thursday, I traveled to our nation’s capital to meet with members of Congress and urged their support of legislation furthering suicide prevention, education and research.

My involvement was part of a national movement coordinated by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as part of their Annual Advocacy Forum.  Hundreds of volunteer advocates from across the country met with their members of Congress that day to encourage action to reduce suicide.

Even if you haven’t been personally affected by suicide, please take a moment to visit www.afsp.org and learn how you can get involved here in New York.

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