"Coming Together: A Community Response to Suicide," 

By Rachel Sagan, Esq. Executive Director Acton-Boxborough United Way, and Larry Berkowitz, Director Riverside Trauma Center

Published in The Beacon, Serving Acton and Boxborough, January 24, 2019

"The Acton and Boxborough communities, like many around the Commonwealth and country, have had the hard task of responding to the loss of youth by suicide. The World Health Organization has identified a community response to suicide as one of the most important factors contributing to prevention. What does a community response to suicide look like? Efforts are actively taking place in Acton, Boxborough, and many other communities around the Commonwealth, that promote healthy grieving, counter the stigma related to mental health challenges, provide the message that emotional crises can be overcome, and reinforce the idea that no one should struggle alone." Click here to read the full article.