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Area Colleges Join Together to Walk for Hope

For the second year, local institutions of higher education are uniting to raise awareness of – and to offer hope to people affected by – depression and suicide. Students, faculty and staff from Blue Ridge Community College, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University, along with their school presidents, will participate in the “Walk for Hope: Col ...More

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Out Of The Shadows

Courtesy Daily News Record, April 2, 2012 Julie Hersh stood in front of hundreds of people Saturday morning and explained how she tried to commit suicide three times while suffering through a long bout of clinical depression. The vast majority of the crowd was made up of local college students. Some came up to Hersh after her speech to relate similar struggles experienced ...More

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Area Colleges Walk for Hope on Saturday

Local higher education institutions are joining together to raise awareness and offer hope to people affected by depression and suicide. Students, faculty and staff from Blue Ridge Community College, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University, along with their school presidents, will join together for “Walk for Hope: Colleges Unite for Depression ...More

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Students Fold Cranes for Hope

Courtesy WHSV-TV3, Mar. 21, 2012 Valley colleges and universities are uniting to fight depression and suicide, and they are doing it in a special way. Eastern Mennonite University is using origami to raise awareness for suicide and depression. As an EMU student, Tessa Gerberich, folded one of her many origami cranes, she was reminded of why she is making them. ...More