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Suicide Prevention and Anti-Bullying Tour hits Berks

anti-bullying tour host Ron Pappalardo
Ron Pappalardo

In 2003, after his 17-year-old son committed suicide, Ron Pappalardo began working in the field of suicide prevention. Pappalardo will bring his Suicide Prevention and Anti-Bullying Tour to Penn State Berks on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

Pappalardo’s book, “Reconciled by the Light,” recounts his experience and the lessons he learned, including healing from grief, overcoming depression, and the power of forgiveness. His book has helped thousands; his presentations leave audiences feeling hopeful, uplifted, and enthusiastic to help others. During his presentation, he will discuss the warning signs of suicide, strategies for ending bullying, and simple tips for defeating the number one cause of suicidal thinking—depression. Pappalardo promotes understanding and cooperation between young people of all nationalities, religions, and ethnicities.

This lecture is part of the 2013 Mental Health Fair, which will be held throughout the day on Jan. 30, 2013 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Lion’s Den. This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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