Talk Saves Lives
An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
The Chatham Township Committee, in its continuing effort to raise awareness of suicide prevention, hosted a community-based presentation, “Talk Saves Lives,” in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. View the press release here.
The hour-long presentation covers the general scope of suicide and the research on prevention. You will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide and what they can do to prevent it. Although suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 12th leading cause of death overall in New Jersey — too few people know how to help someone who may be suffering from a mental health condition, like depression or who may be in a suicidal crisis.
Out of the Darkness Walk
On September 23, 2017 the Chatham Township Committee will host its second annual ‘Out of the Darkness Walk’ at the Chatham High School to help raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and to increase awareness of suicide prevention. Individuals interested in participating can visit www.afsp.org/chathamtwp or to get involved with the Walk committee they can contact Mayor Curt Ritter at
The first Walk had more than 500 registered walkers and raised in excess of $75,000.
You Are Never Alone
We are here to help 24/7. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you’re thinking about suicide.