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Teen suicide prevention seminar in Hamilton Square offers key tools for parents, teachers
More than 600 concerned families and educators listen to George Scott from the Center for Counseling Services, Mercer County, speak about teenage suicide and prevention during a recent seminar in St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square. Rose O’Connor photo

More than 600 concerned families and educators listen to George Scott from the Center for Counseling Services, Mercer County, speak about teenage suicide and prevention during a recent seminar in St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square. Rose O’Connor photo

Responding to the rising number of teenage suicides, including several within the Diocese of Trenton during the past two years, more than 600 parents, educators and concerned adults recently attended a suicide prevention seminar in St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square.

“It’s so important to have this conversation, as many are impacted by suicide,” said education specialist George Scott, a licensed marital and family therapist from the Center for Counseling Services, Mercer County.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Retreat director bringing addiction talk to Jackson parish says faith can make inroads in drug epidemic

“Substance use disorders represent one of the most pressing public health crises of our time.”

This statement is from the preface of the first U. S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, a report revealing that, in 2015, more than 27.1 million people were current users of illicit drugs or misused prescription drugs.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Utility, food, housing a concern around Diocese as cold weather settles in
Just four days into 2018, winter storm Grayson dug in its heels and walloped the eastern seaboard with frigid temperatures, fierce winds and snow ranging from 6 to 18 inches throughout New Jersey, forcing schools, offices, stores and churches to close. More ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
USCCB president calls on faithful to reflect, pray during National Migration Week
With the arrival of National Migration Week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling for prayers for all families.

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered a National Migration Week message to the nation with special gratitude for the gift of immigrants and refugees.
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Monday, January 8, 2018
Catholic Charities opening new outpatient detox clinic in Trenton

It can begin innocently enough: a pain that needs to be alleviated or a family habit planted subconsciously. But before long, and without intent, an addiction to drugs or alcohol has formed, leading to withdrawal from family, friends and activities once loved as isolation into a destructive lifestyle takes root.

“Very few people have a ‘Hallelujah’ moment where they realize they need to change their lives,” said Rich Glickstein, director of addictions recovery services for Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Catholic Charities client sheds light on jail, addiction, mental illness

After walking the walk, if anyone has earned the right to talk the talk, it’s Robert Brooks.

Growing up in Trenton with an absent father and a mother who was in and out of psychiatric hospitals, Brooks and his three younger brothers were often left to fend for themselves. Despite being a bright student and talented athlete, Brooks’ focus became doing what was necessary to provide for himself and his brothers.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017



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