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Concern for youth triggers pushback against popular Netflix series depicting suicide
Psychologists, counselors, parents and  teachers are among those expressing serious concerns about “13 Reasons Why” and the potential damage the show’s intense messages present to young people, many of whom are binge watching the Netflix series without parental guidance. Stock photo

Psychologists, counselors, parents and  teachers are among those expressing serious concerns about “13 Reasons Why” and the potential damage the show’s intense messages present to young people, many of whom are binge watching the Netflix series without parental guidance. Stock photo

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth in the United States.

Yet, despite its disturbing frequency, an act of suicide, especially among youth, is still met with a gap in understanding, raising the painful question, “Why?”

Perhaps that is part of the reason the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has become what some refer to as a viral phenomenon among youth.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Registration for citizenship preparation classes June 13 in Toms River

Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, is hosting a free citizenship preparation class from June 20 to July 27.

The six-week program assists participants in completing their N400 applications for citizenship and presents the content of  the questions asked at the interview in U.S. history, government and civics. 

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Suicide requires deeper discussions than for-profit arenas can give, Catholic educator says
In an interview with The Monitor, Melissa Dayton, service coordinator and religion teacher in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, reflects on the concerns and needed responses to the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” More ...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Ahead of ocean summit in NYC, activist with local ties talks conservation

When it comes to protecting our common home, Suzanne Maxx has been an activist from a very early age.

Leaving her home in New York City during a sanitation strike in the 1970s, trash spilling onto sidewalks, to attend boarding school in the Adirondacks, the then-fourth-grader was dismayed to see litter casually discarded along the banks of the pristine Lake Placid, too.

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Catholic educators and advocates make the case with legislators for nonpublic school funds
With the June 30 deadline looming for a vote on the 2018 state budget, Catholic school officials are continuing their  efforts to restore spending cuts, which, if approved, would trim $9 million in transportation, technology and nursing aid to New Jersey’s nonpublic schools. More ...
Monday, May 22, 2017
Catholics bring Pope Francis' call to protect creation to climate march
WASHINGTON – Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.

 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017



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