A nondenominational community forum to explore issues and information related to suicide.  What can you do to prevent suicide and protect your loved ones?  Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to register and receive the Zoom link in your inbox.

Join us to learn in our virtual forum—

  • How the Covid pandemic is affecting suicide rates
  • What are the risk factors, signs and symptoms of suicide
  • What an ERPO (Extreme Risk Protection Order) is and how is it used in NJ
  • How to support those bereaved by a suicide


John F. Gunn III, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Currently working on better understanding associations between state gun laws and suicide mortality. 

Dr. Essie Larson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, NJ and NY

Board-Certified Clinician in Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT)
Director of Adult Outpatient DBT Program, Trinitas Institute for DBT and Allied Treatments
Provides individual and group treatment and supervision and training. 
Develops programs and consults in community. 

Maureen Fitzgerald

Member of Moms Demand Action
Will speak about ERPO (Extreme Risk Protection Order)

Barbara Maronski

Associate Vice President for Trauma and Violence Prevention at Center for Family Services
Coordinator for Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth (TLC). 
Oversees counseling and support services for children, teens, adults, and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Dedicated to suicide prevention and trauma response assistance.

Fill out the form below to be sent the Zoom link on the day prior to the forum and a reminder email on the day of the forum.