On Saturday, September 18th from 1-5 p.m. at Washington Square Park‘s Holley Plaza – Get Your Wellness On – a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Fair will take place with “activities to promote physical and mental health and the awareness of suicide prevention, including relaxation workshops, musical performances, sporting demonstrations and informational displays. Organized by Esmeralda Williamson-Noble, a writer-activist and mother of a suicide victim; with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other organizations.” (New York Times listing.)
Check out Ms. Williamson-Noble’s blog Forever Invictus:
Since starting this blog in October 2009, Esmeralda lost her beloved twenty-year old son, Andrew, aka Tigger, to suicide. A junior in East Asian Studies at NYU, in the pre dawn hours of Nov 3 2009, Andrew jumped from the 10th floor of Bobst, NYU’s library.
As well as this blog, Esmeralda writes for The Huffington Post and she is working on a memoir.
“I intend to work in the area of suicide to bring understanding and light to this painful subject.“
The site regularly mentions the following as a place for help: If You Are Feeling Suicidal Or If Need To Talk Please Call The National Helpline 1-800-273-8255