"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Blog 4: “Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God” (Is 41:10).

As we continue to live the respect life mission to the best of our ability, it is imperative that we recognize the dangers of suicide among young people and the ways in which we can prevent it.
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Blog 3: Suicide – College Students & What We Need to Know

Transitioning from high school to college can be exciting and overwhelming. No two students have the same experience, but it is certainly a time of big changes.
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Blog 2: Suicide – High School Students & What We Should Know

The 2015 Youth Risk Behaviors Survey conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that 8.6% of youth across the nation in grades 9-12 reported a suicide attempt in the last 12 months.
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Blog 1: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”

The topic of suicide is certainly a sensitive one which is often avoided in conversations.  There have been stigmas surrounding mental health issues in our society for years.
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My Experience in the Respect Life Office

I had the pleasure of sitting in on the annual Deanery Coordinator meeting, during which representatives from parishes all over Long Island come together to stay up to date on Respect Life efforts and issues.
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