CRANFORD, NJ - Concerned Cranford Parents will be hosting a panel discussion on coping with suicide and untimely deaths Wednesday, June 10, at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Street in Cranford, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The discussion is open to the public and there is no charge.

Attendees can learn to:

  • Recognize when someone is inviting help

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  • Help a friend or family member cope with grief or feelings of loss

  • Help themselves cope with grief or feelings of loss

  • Help their grief-stricken community

Panel guests include:

  • Joanne Oppelt, executive director of CONTACT We Care, a suicide prevention hotline and training agency

  • A psychologist and grief counselor

  • James Wozniak, chief of the Cranford Police

  • A Cranford High School senior

  • A Cranford parent

What:               Panel Discussion on Coping with Suicide and Untimely Death

When:              Wednesday, June 10 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:             Cranford Community Center – 220 Walnut Street, Cranford 07016

Cost:                None

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CONTACT We Care serves Central and Northern New Jersey and is a primary responder to calls to the national suicide prevention line (1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE) that originate in New Jersey. Callers also reach CONTACT by dialing 908-232-2880 or texting “CWC” to 839863.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer listener or text consultant at CONTACT We Care should contact Sue Fasano, director of programs at the hotline, at 908.301.1899 or

About CONTACT We Care

CONTACT We Care, headquartered in Westfield and with a listening hub in Morristown, is Central and Northern New Jersey’s crisis listening line, receiving more than 15,000 calls per year.  CONTACT brings comfort and hope to people in emotional distress through active, empathetic and nonjudgmental listening.  All calls are free, anonymous and confidential.  If you are in crisis and need someone to listen, call our hotline at 908-232-2880.  We are affiliated with CONTACT USA, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the American Association of Suicidology.  For general information about CONTACT We Care or to become a volunteer, call us at 908-301-1899 or visit our website at