April 28, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Angela Amoia-Lutz, an adjunct instructor at the Mount and
licensed marriage and family therapist, discussed suicide
prevention at her recent talk.
Angela Amoia-Lutz, an adjunct instructor at Mount Saint Mary
College and a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private
practice in Newburgh, presented “Talk Saves Lives” at the college
on April 24.
In addition to being involved with local suicide education and
prevention work, Amoia-Lutz is on the Board of the Hudson Valley
Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2007,
she lost her best friend to suicide, which motivated her to help
others dealing with similar losses.
The program covered the general scope of suicide, the research
on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.
According to Amoia-Lutz, suicide is the tenth leading cause of
death in the United States. She added that for every successful
suicide, there are 25 attempted ones.
She taught the Mount community the risks and warning signs, and
how suicide affects not only the individual, but those around them