Suicide is a serious public health issue and a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45,979 Americans died by suicide in 2020, making it the 12th leading cause of death. It was the third leading cause of death among youth ages ten through nineteen. The good news is that suicide can be preventable if individuals, families, and communities are armed with prevention and protective strategies. Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is committed to promoting suicide awareness and prevention while fighting the stigma that surrounds talking about mental health.
On Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m., JFCS is partnering with Kellman Brown Academy to present “This Life Counts,” its suicide awareness and prevention program. The interactive presentation has been designed for fifth through eighth graders along with their parents, grandparents, and all interested community members. Attendance is free but advance registration is preferred by emailing Toby Miller at email@example.com.
This Life Counts was created in partnership with the Cherry Hill Police Department and is sponsored by the Camden County Board of Commissioners.