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The Patrick M. D’Aliso Foundation continues the fight to educate our community on suicide awareness and keep teenagers informed about the warning signs of depression and what they can do to help themselves or a friend.  In addition to our own efforts, we donate thousands of dollars each year to accredited suicide awareness and prevention organizations such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Jason Foundation, Inc. whose outreach extends nationally.

2012

  • PMD Foundation funds  suicide awareness campaign through regional cable TV stations.
  • PMD Foundation continues to educate teens, parents, educators, and professionals  about suicide (see" in the news section") , and donate funds for area schools  to purchase curricula on Suicide Prevention.   
  • PMD Foundation donates funds to Family Empowerment of Orange County's QPR Program.
  • PMD Foundation has also donated funds in support of  The Orange County “Out of the Darkness” Walk, held at Warwick High School, in September.
  • PMD Foundation continues to support The Mid-Hudson “Survivors of Suicide”  Support Group.
  • AnnMarie D’Aliso is a board member of  The Mid-Hudson Chapter of AFSP and Chairs' The AFSP's Education Committee.
  • AnnMarie D'Aliso was a keynote speaker, at The New York State PTA Conference, in Saratoga, NY.

2011

  •  PMD Foundation runs  PSA’s about suicide awareness on regional radio/TV stations.
  •  PMD Foundation continues to educate teens, parents, educators, and professionals  about suicide (see" in the news section") , and donate funds for area schools to purchase curricula on Suicide Prevention.
  •  PMD Foundation has also donated funds in support of  The Orange County “Out of the Darkness” Walk, held at Warwick High School, in October.
  •  PMD Foundation continues to support The Mid-Hudson “Survivors of Suicide”  Support Group.
  • In May,  PMD Foundation  received The Caritas Award from Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County for service to the youth of Orange County.
  • AnnMarie D’Aliso is inducted onto the board of  The Mid-Hudson Chapter of AFSP.
  • In conjunction with AFSP and IBM, The PMD Foundation has helped bring awareness to the business community about suicide awareness and prevention.

2010

December 2010

The PMD Foundation placed a robust commercial campaign for 3 months on Time Warner & Cablevision, covering the entire Hudson Valley.  With the help of the Jason Foundation, we ran PSAs endorsed by country music stars Rascal Flatts and sports great Phillip Fulmer to help drive suicide awareness among teenagers and how to help their peers with the "B1 Pledge" Program. To learn more about the Jason Foundation & Rascal Flatts program "BI" click here:  http://b1.jasonfoundation.com/
Sunday, October 24, 2010

PMD Foundation sponsored the “Out of the Darkness” Community walk at Warwick Valley High School.  250 participants raised close to $15,000 to support the efforts of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For a walk near you or how you can start a walk in your community log on to

www.outofthedarkness.org

 

2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Congratulations to the community of Monroe for hosting the first ever “Out of the Darkness” Walk in our area.  The event was a huge success! 337 participants helped raise $32,000 for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Funds will be used for research aimed at improving our understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it, as well as for educational activities to increase awareness about prevention, warning signs, and the psychiatric illnesses that can lead to suicide.

Thank you to all that helped, participated or donated funds.  Special thanks to County Executive Edward Diana and The New York State Department of Mental Health for their support.

 

2008

The PMD Foundation mailed every high school in Orange County, NY, a copy of Eternal High, a DVD about a teenager who captured his true-life battle with depression and suicide. Equipped with a discussion guide, this DVD is an excellent resource & tool enabling anyone including teenagers, parents and teachers to discuss depression and suicide openly and thus erasing the stigma that still exists today.

To ORDER your DVD set, log on to Aquarius Health Care Media

 

2007

The PMD Foundation recorded PSAs in association with The Jason Foundation and ran them throughout the Hudson Valley for a month as well as print ads in local publications.

Nearly 1 million young people in our country attempt suicide every year.

19,000 young people attempt suicide every week.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 – 24 year olds.

Nationally in 2005, 1 in 6 high school students admitted seriously considering suicide, 1 in 12 attempted.

80 percent of all suicides showed some of these risk factors:

  • persistent sadness
  • irritability
  • mood change
  • hopelessness
  • withdrawal
  • giving away favorite possessions
  • talking about suicide

There IS something you can do. LISTEN. TALK ABOUT IT.

If you’re in trouble, ask for help.

If it’s someone you know, get them help. Even if you’re nervous about it.

Talk to someone and keep talking until you get help.

Talking about suicide doesn’t make it happen.

There’s a support network waiting for you.

 

BREAK THE SILENCE

Call 1-800-SUICIDE OR 1-800-273-TALK

 

Although most young people will never attempt suicide – ONE is too many.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 – 24 year olds.

There are an average of over 2,700 suicide attempts each day in our nation by young people.  Suicide is silently taking too many young people in our nation each day and society has chosen to be silent.  The Patrick M. D’Aliso Foundation chooses not to be silent.  Help us prevent the tragedy of teen suicide.

For more information about what you can do to help prevent this tragedy, visit The Jason Foundation at www.jasonfoundation.com.

 

2006

The PMD Foundation distributed a mass mailing of Ask4Help cards to 10,000 households in our community through our local newspaper. Created by the Yellow Ribbon Organization, these cards are a “voice” for the youth when they cannot find the words to say, “I need help”. The cards also feature a 1-800 crisis number.