suicide prevention http://wamc.org en Suicide Prevention Awareness Month http://wamc.org/post/suicide-prevention-awareness-month <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alan Chartock&nbsp;speaks with Laura Marx and Mary Jo Gibson about&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.</span></p><p>Laura Marx is the Area Director of The Capital Region chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She holds a Master's Degree in Psychology. She is a SafeTalk (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) Trainer and has presented on depression awareness and suicide prevention to groups young and old.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73379 at http://wamc.org Public Suicide Awareness Meeting to be Held in Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/public-suicide-awareness-meeting-be-held-pittsfield <p></p><p>A coalition of volunteers is holding a public forum tonight in Pittsfield to raise suicide awareness in Berkshire County.</p><p></p><p>The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is holding the first of planned quarterly public meetings tonight in Pittsfield to unite members of the community to discuss and build a strategy to combat suicide at the local level.</p><p>Peggy Morse of the Coalition said that suicide is a topic that many adults are usually unwilling to openly discuss.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:38:11 +0000 Lucas Willard 60304 at http://wamc.org Public Suicide Awareness Meeting to be Held in Pittsfield Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Mary Jo Gibson, John Madigan and Michelle Hunt http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-mary-jo-gibson-john-madigan-and-michelle-hunt <p>Alan is joined by John Madigan, Senior Director of Public Policy with the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA, a division of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Michelle Hunt, chair of the public policy committee of the Capital Region Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; and Mary Jo Gibson, wife of New York Congressman Chris Gibson, who is one of four Congressional spouses from across the country co-chairing a series of symposia and other events to raise awareness about suicide. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:00:59 +0000 Alan Chartock 48385 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Mary Jo Gibson, John Madigan and Michelle Hunt Groups Praise Federal Suicide Prevention Efforts http://wamc.org/post/groups-praise-federal-suicide-prevention-efforts <p>Groups in Massachusetts are praising the Federal government’s announcement last week to enhance suicide prevention efforts. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>Roberta Hurtig, Executive director of Boston-based Samaritans, is an advocate for suicide prevention. Part of the work that Samaritans does, which has eight-community based prevention centers in Southern New England, is provide hotline support for at risk individuals. Hurtig says prevention hotlines have demonstrated the importance of intervention.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 48067 at http://wamc.org Groups Praise Federal Suicide Prevention Efforts