Local Author Pens a New Book of Poems about the Painful Healing of her Son’s Suicide

Finishing Line Press is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of Sleepwalker, a chapbook of poems by Rochester writer, Linda K. Sienkiewicz. The book will be released on May 19, however advanced copies are available now. Sienkiewicz will be personally donating a percentage of the advanced orders to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Linda K. Sienkiewicz’s poems speak to hard-earned compassion and painful healing after her eldest son’s suicide. Trying to make sense of … [Read more...]

Oakland County Hosts 3rd Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Event

Oakland County invites individuals who work with youth to learn about suicide prevention resources available within the county at the 3rd Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community event, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today via press release. Oakland County’s Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting the event in support of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week on Thursday, May 7 from 3-7 p.m. at the Oakland County Resource & Crisis Center, 1200 N. Telegraph … [Read more...]

Oakland County takes action to prevent suicide

The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, September 8 through 14. It will include messages on billboards and busses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and where to get help. The task force will also distribute posters to all Oakland County middle and high schools to encourage teens to seek help for depression and substance use, which can lead to suicide. It is the … [Read more...]