Sadly, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and has been rising in recent years. With these increases, there is a greater chance that your life will be touched by suicide. On Thursday, May 9 a free program will be be hosted at the McCloskey School of Nursing first floor multi-purpose room at 6:30 p.m. about suicide prevention. Question. Persuade. Refer will help people recognize when a friend or family member is considering suicide and how to react.
Documentary maker Kevin Hines is shining a light on suicide and the effects that positive actions can have on those touched by it. A free showing of "The Ripple Effect" will be held at the Majestic Theatre on Wednesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 570-628-2833.
One way to work through your own problems is to help others with theirs. If you want to get involved in the community, why not participate in the Captain Jason B. Jones Memorial Day of Caring on May 10. You can create your own project or help out with something already organized. For more information about the possibilities, contact 570-622-6421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker Ginger Lawrence, a former US Marine from Texas, speaks about her journey from war and darkness to peace and joy in her talk "Deeply Rooted" at the "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" luncheon sponsored by the Pottsville Christian Women's Club. Held at the Grace Evangelical Free Church, 101 Graeff Street, Cressona on May 14 at 11:30 am, the day will also feature a friendship tea, photo booth as well as vendors. Tickets are $15. For reservations call Gale at 570-527-2224 or Michelle at 570-617-3896.