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Lunch & Learn

Yolonda Curtin

Lunch & Learn

September 21, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn

Where: Zoom

Suicide by guns claims the lives of nearly 25,000 people in America every year. We must address this public health crisis to reduce gun violence in this country. Though gun violence conversations tend to focus on homicides, nearly six out of every 10 gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides.

For September’s Lunch and Learn, which coincides with Suicide Prevention Month, NCJWSTL is fortunate to welcome Pat Harkins. In 2009, she lost her 21 year old son to suicide. She became involved with a support group and after a few years was facilitating that group. She joined the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and served as the board’s recording secretary for 12 years. She now serves on several committees and is the Healing Conversations Coordinator for the state of Missouri.

We know that this is a difficult topic, but we hope you will join us to learn from Pat how we can do our part in helping to stop this horrific epidemic.

Please click here to register for the September Lunch & Learn. Questions? Email Jen Bernstein at or call 314.993.5181