LI Youth Wellness Summit held in North Merrick to start conversations around suicide prevention

Long Island coordinator Stacy Brief said they’re starting conversations around suicide prevention, mental health and wellness, among other topics, which she hopes attendees will continue having in their local communities.

Cecilia Dowd

Mar 26, 2024, 10:21 PM

Updated 27 days ago

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The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide held its fourth Long Island Youth Wellness Summit in North Merrick on Tuesday.
Long Island coordinator Stacy Brief said they’re starting conversations around suicide prevention, mental health and wellness, among other topics, which she hopes attendees will continue having in their local communities.
High school student Andrew Grant is part of the youth council and helped out at the summit.
He told News 12 he thought it was “very important” because he doesn’t want anyone to struggle like he did.
“I did have suicidal ideologies,” Grant said. He said he didn’t act on them because he thought of his loved ones.
The summit didn’t only help students. Adults who care for students were taught how to also take care of themselves.


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