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  1. 1. Benefit show to shine light on teen suicide | Tritown.gmnews.com | Tri-Town News Page 1 of 3 Streaming Radio Real Estate Mortgage Automotive Employment Services Classifieds Market Place Media Kit News Go HOME November 10, 2005 Search Archives: Front Page Bulletin Board Letters Editorials Schools Sports Video Index Benefit show to shine light on teen suicide Jody Joseph, a popular New Jersey music instructor and front person for the well known act Jody Joseph and the Average Joes, has teamed up again with the New Jersey Chapter of the Yellow Ribbon International Suicide Click here to enlarge Prevention Program for the second LIVE — Rock for Life benefit concerts. GMN Photo LIVE is an acronym for Live, Inspire, Vibe, Energy. Page Online Obituary According to a press release, the No. 1 priority of LIVE is to increase awareness about the prevention of teenage Submission Featured suicide, which is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and young people between the ages of 10 Special Section and 24 New Jersey. Last winter’s one-night sold-out event raised more than $15,000. The second fund-raising effort has expanded into two performances to be held on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park. Tickets for the performances are $15 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com and the Stone Pony box office. Performing on Nov. 12 will be recording artist Jody Raffoul, “one of the Canada’s rock scene’s best-kept secrets.” Joining Raffoul will be special guests Jimmie Bones on keyboards and Kenny Olson on lead guitar, both from Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band. http://tritown.gmnews.com/news/2005/1110/Front_page/012.html 9/8/2008
  2. 2. Benefit show to shine light on teen suicide | Tritown.gmnews.com | Tri-Town News Page 2 of 3 Both LIVE concerts will feature performances by Jody Joseph and the Average Joes, as well as Joseph’s students who range in age from 5 to 43. According to a press release, Scott Fritz, after losing his daughter, Stephanie, at the age of 15, channeled his grief into pushing for the formation of the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Council after it was created by the state Legislature. Fritz has since been appointed by the governor to the council and is the vice chairman. The council has been charged with collecting data on completed and About Us Archive attempted youth suicides, creating a public awareness program, and Contact Us getting prevention and education programs started throughout the state. Services Advertiser Index “Suicide is an emotionally charged issue that is still socially taboo to many people. As a result, communication Search Archive about it is often difficult, if not impossible. We’re looking to change that with educational programs that give parents, teachers and others the skills to do more to prevent a child from attempting or completing suicide,” Fritz Search said. Copyright© Another individual who is involved with the New Jersey chapter is Donald Quigley, of Manalapan, co-founder of 2001 - 2008 GMN the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. In January 2004, Quigley lost his youngest son, Sean, to suicide All Rights Reserved Terms of Use at the age of 14. The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is not funded by federal dollars or by large corporations. Rather, donations come from the communities they support. Newspaper web “We are grateful that so many people have gotten involved in this event and with the Yellow Ribbon Suicide site content Prevention Program,” Fritz said. “We need to continue spreading our message to teens that it is OK to seek help management software and for yourself or a friend. Stephanie’s memory lives on every time we help prevent even one more suicide.” services The parents of Mike Emme, a popular teen who took his life in 1994, founded Yellow Ribbon International, an outreach program of The Light for Life Foundation International. The goal of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is twofold: Get Yellow Ribbon cards to teens and inform the public what these cards are for. The Yellow Ribbon card’s primary purpose is to serve as a lifeline or a link. All a troubled teen need do is hand the card to someone they trust and that person is to interpret it as a cry for help. The card contains important instructions so that recipient adults and peers can respond appropriately and immediately. http://tritown.gmnews.com/news/2005/1110/Front_page/012.html 9/8/2008
  3. 3. Benefit show to shine light on teen suicide | Tritown.gmnews.com | Tri-Town News Page 3 of 3 http://tritown.gmnews.com/news/2005/1110/Front_page/012.html 9/8/2008
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