‘Talk Saves Lives’ presented at the Mount

April 28, 2017

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 as well.