National Suicide Awareness Month: Pete’s Story on Sept. 13

An image of a rose in black and whiteSeptember is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For the fifth year in a row, SUNY Broome will present “Pete’s Story,” an intimate presentation and discussion about a young man whose struggle with bipolar disorder led him to take his own life.

The presentation runs from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Sept. 13, 2018, in Business Building Room 110.

Joel and Robin Vermaat are life-long residents of the Southern Tier. Their son Peter and daughter Jennifer are graduates of Chenango Forks and both attended SUNY Broome. Their primary goal in presenting Pete’s Story is to provide a unique opportunity to learn about bipolar disorder and the stigma of mental illness by introducing the audience to Pete, his life and his struggle. It is their hope that Pete’s Story will raise awareness and equip others should they ever find themselves, a friend or a family member in harm’s way.

If you have any questions and or concerns, please contact Melissa Martin at 778-5186.