LAX-4-LIFE: Warriors Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention

LAX-4-LIFE: Warriors Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention

NYACK, NY

On Tuesday March 31, 2015 the women's lacrosse team will serve as host to Chestnut Hill College for a CACC match taking place at 3:30pm.

The Warriors will wear special t-shirts during their pre-game warm up. The t-shirts are to help raise money for an organization called Lax-4-Life, "a national lacrosse campaign to provide and support programs geared toward adolescent and young adult suicide prevention awareness."

*Raise awareness for suicide prevention.
*Help aid those left behind after a suicide.
*Erase the stigma associated with suicide and depression.
*Understanding & assisting students with the pressures of life in high school & college.
*Provide resources & outlets for those dealing with depression, bullying or suicidal thoughts.
*Educate parents, coaches, students, and the community about warning signs and issues associated with suicide.

(www.lax-4-life.org)

"We are all affected by suicide but it's never an easy topic to discuss. Joining with Lax-4-Life to raise awareness gives us a starting point to begin this vital conversation. As a team, we're wearing these t-shirts, remembering the many that have been lost to suicide in the past and in hopes of preventing it in the future," says Assistant Coach, Jane Dietrich.  

The lady Warriors are thankful to have the opportunity to raise funds with the Lax-4-Life program and help spread awareness on such an important issue. We hope the whole campus will join us in prayer and spreading suicide prevention awareness. 

If you are someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Your call with be answered by a trained counselor at your local center. The Lifeline is free, confidential, and open 24/7/365. You can call about an issue you're facing or if you're concerned about a friend or family member. If you're struggling or concerned, please call. No call is too small or unimportant. If you find yourself or a friend in an immediate crisis, you can also call 9-1-1 in addition to the Lifeline for help.

The Crisis Text Line also offers support 24/7. Text LISTEN to 741-741 to text with a live, trained specialist about any issue.

 

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