Jen's Story

Four students are alive today, thanks to you. At a presentation of NAMI’s Ending the Silence at Beacon High School, four teens wrote cries for help on index cards. Working with school guidance counselors, the NAMI representative was able to identify the teens with two of them finding help through hospitalization and ongoing treatment.

But that’s not the end of the story. Weeks afterwards, other students were no longer silent. Jen was one of those that came forward to speak to a counselor about her daily struggles. Without United Way’s support, NAMI would not have been able to present that program — and these students might not be alive. Thank you for your support of United Way. It saves lives.

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