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September is National Suicide Awareness Month. Please join us at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 in Decker 201 for Pete’s Story, an intimate presentation and discussion about a young man whose struggle with bipolar disorder led to his taking his own life.

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 them 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.

This event is brought to you by the Counseling Services Office. For more information, contact Melissa Martin in Student Services Room 210 or by calling (607) 778-5186.