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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

By on September 25, 2018

Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece provides many community service programs. A group called I AM ISIAH Inc. recently contacted the Church about their Suicide Awareness and Prevention program.

The I AM ISIAH Inc. group was created by Osibisa Johnson, the father of five young adults, after his 22 year old son Isiah Johnson completed the act of suicide in March of 2013. At the time of his death Isiah was the father of a three year old daughter and a seven month old son. His family had no reason to think that Isiah was suicidal until two days before his death when he attempted suicide. After bringing him home from the hospital, his family was unaware of how to help him and two days later he completed the act of suicide. I AM ISIAH Inc. strives to educate the community in hopes of saving other families from having to endure this tragedy.

Messiah Lutheran Church will bring I AM ISIAH Inc. to their church on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for a presentation about the importance of suicide awareness and prevention. This is not a pleasant topic, but it is a fact of life and is happening every day.

Please join us. This informational event will include a free lunch starting 11:30AM. It will conclude around 3PM or when all questions are answered. For more information call the church office at 865-1866 x 2.

“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”

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