Health & Wellness

Chatham Talks and then Walks for Suicide Awareness and Prevention at Cougar Field; Raises $70K

e5bddd098ad90b6e3a5a_OutofDarkness-8.jpg
The start of the Out of the Darkness walk on Saturday at Cougar Field Credits: Glenn Clark
73a26986f2f0358ec6d2_OutofDarkness-1.jpg
Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter addresses the crowd before the Out of the Darkness walk he spearheaded Credits: Glenn Clark
55f09499f0daa85d3645_OutofDarkness-2.jpg
Chatham Borough, Chatham Township and Green Village firefighters came and raised the flag for the event Credits: Glenn Clark
c54c26aa938b3128dde6_OutofDarkness-3.jpg
Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter speaks at the Out of the Darkness Walk Credits: Glenn Clark
8266b324a31acbf50b5b_DSCN7692.JPG
State Senator Richard Codey greets Kellie Doucette of Chatham alongside Stacey Ewald, candidate for Chatham Township Committee Credits: TAP Chatham
09a3d8b3cc5fd6517d86_DSCN7693.JPG
Salil Sheth, candidate for Chatham Township Committee, shows his beads to State Senator Richard Codey at the Out of the Darkness Walk Credits: TAP Chatham
1c6624fd02adcfcdf6bb_DSCN7709.JPG
Rory O'Moore played the bagpipes for the groups walking at the Out of the Darkness event on Saturday at Cougar Field Credits: TAP Chatham
e5bddd098ad90b6e3a5a_OutofDarkness-8.jpg

CHATHAM, NJ - There was a special bead ceremony to raise awareness about suicide, where each person wore a certain colored bead in honor of someone who died by suicide on Saturday evening before the "Out of the Darkness" community walk at Cougar Field.

One person participating in the bead ceremony was different from the rest - he was a suicide survivor and he wore green beads to highlight his own struggle. That person was Borough of Chatham Council member Len Resto, who has been outspoken about the bullying he endured nearly 50 years ago, which led to an attempt on his own life.

He was one of the leading fund raisers for the second annual walk, organized by the Chatham Township Committee, who came out to walk and help raise $70,000 that will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Sign Up for E-News

"It would have been nice to have these type of things in my day," Resto said. "I didn't know of any organization like this.

"I got a call from a friend this morning, whose son, at age 20, attempted suicide last night. We have to fight this and break the stigma. Teenagers are under so much pressure these days with bullying and being made fun of. When it was happening to me, I would go home and it was over. Now, when kids go home, it's on social media and they never escape it."

Borough Council member Len Resto compares the bullying that led him to attempt suicide to the pressures of teens today

Former governor and state senator Richard Codey speaks at Out or the Darkness Walk

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen talks about suicide being the 10th-leading cause of death in America

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_0b89f11303e9af04742d_kirby_kids

Thu, July 19, 12:00 PM

Madison YMCA, Madison

Free Childhood Nutrition Seminar at the F.M.

Fri, August 10, 6:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & The Vexations

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_8ab0795d7266f1cbd501_9f7a7a4ff4becf97e74c_regwalk_skyrw_9.30.18_email-1

Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Giving Back Health & Wellness

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

July 16, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.

cheddar.com/videos/netflix-earnings-preview

​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...