Gallagher to Participate in NJ Coalition for Education & Positive Choices Seminar on Suicide Prevention

Thomas "Ace" Gallagher

HANOVER — Deputy Mayor Thomas “Ace Gallagher will be participating in The NJ Coalition for Education & Positive Choices Suicide Prevention Seminar on the following dates:

Dates: Thursday, March 24 (Adults & Parents) and Thursday, March 31 (Teens)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Abundant Life Whippany, 43 South Jefferson Road, Whippany
Light refreshments will be served.

Suicide is a serious health concern and is the second leading cause of death among adolescents aged 15 – 24.  It is complicated and tragic but it is preventable.  Knowing the warning signs and how to get help saves lives.  How can members of communities work together to prevent suicide? In conjunction with the Mental Health Association, Abundant Life Whippany, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. The NJ Coalition for Education & Positive Choices (NJC4EPC) has worked to develop goals and strategies to increase awareness and prevent suicide. This high-powered group invites the public to attend these sessions to learn how to prevent suicide by learning the warning signs and risk factors. Learn how by asking non-judgmental questions you can get a child to share his or her thoughts with you.

The teen session will include a brief presentation focusing on what signs to look for in a friend who might be suicidal and provide some tips on what they can do. This will be followed by a peer-led discussion on teen mental health delivered in a safe, supportive space.

Hosted by:

Thomas “Ace” Gallagher, Deputy Mayor, Hanover Township
Mayor James R. Barberio, Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills
Mike Corcoran, Public Service Director, Town of Morristown
James Gannon, Morris County Sheriff
Mike Loock, Chief of Police, Hanover Township
Mental Health Association
Pastor Vernon Outlaw, Abundant Life Whippany
Mayor Joe Pannullo, East Hanover Township
Darnel Richardson, Chief of Police, Town of Morristown
Steven Shaw, Morris County Commissioner
Mayor Mark Taylor, Florham Park

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