Suicide Prevention Month

Annually, Jana Marie Foundation works with the Centre County Board of Commissioners to proclaim September 10th as Centre County Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day and the month of September as Suicide Prevention Month.

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States (homicide is the 15th), claiming nearly 30,000 lives annually, including an average of 15 per year in Centre County. Suicide is preventable.

On September 10th, Jana Marie Foundation, with the support from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Active Minds at Penn State, and Beck Psychotherapy, hosts “An Evening of Hope, Healing and Remembrance.”  This event is designed to create public awareness, educate the community, remember those we have lost, give hope to the survivors and end the stigma around mental health. Join us for art, music, stories, and more!

2018 Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day

Please join Jana Marie Foundation for
“An Evening of Hope, Healing, and Remembrance.”

Monday, September 10, 2018
5:15pm – 8pm
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (548 Puddintown Road, State College, PA 16801)



The event schedule is as follows:

5:15pm: Community Dinner, sponsored by Beck Psychotherapy. Dinner will be catered by Carver’s Deli and Barbecue. The dinner will take place outside if the weather permits.

6:30pm: Formal Program.  The night will include stories of hope, music by Biscuit Jam, a choreographed dance performance by Abby Simon, and a special performance by students from The Delta Program.

8:00pm: Candle Lighting Ceremony

This night is made possible by the generous support of American Foundation of Suicide Prevention – Central PA Chapter, Active Minds, Beck Psychotherapy, Biscuit Jam, Abby Simon, Leah Mueller, The Delta Program, and our volunteers.

Help us spread the word and hang a poster around town: Sept. 10 2018 Flyer

Please click on the Registration Link below to RSVP to the dinner.

Advanced registration for the community dinner is required.

This dinner provides a chance for the community to come together to support one another, to connect with old friends and meet new before the main event.  A barbeque dinner from Carvers Deli and Barbecue will be provided free of charge.  Advanced registration is required for the dinner.



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