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Northeastern Middle School raises suicide awareness

Alyssa Pressler
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  • The event will raise awareness toward mental health and suicide awareness.
  • It will take place on Dec. 4 at Northeastern High school.

Northeastern Middle School is working to end the stigma of mental-health illness and prevent suicide by hosting a Silence Ends Here volleyball tournament.

John A. Pavoncello photo

The Silence Ends Here is a student group at Northeastern Middle School that works to raise awareness of mental illness, according to a news release from the school. Through the volleyball tournament, the students hope to work to end the stigma of mental illness. They also hope to encourage "help-seeking behavior" in the school district.

Proceeds from the event will go toward future student-led mental-health awareness projects.

The volleyball tournament will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Northeastern High School gymnasium. Admission is $1.

There will also be games and prizes, as well as food for sale.

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