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2012 Into the Light Walk Highlights

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2011 11-20 Hip Hop album fighting teenage depression & suicide.  Click here for the complete story.

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2011 10-14 Trustee Jonathan Bennett to host Clams for A Cause at Moxie the restaurant.  Click here to view cleveland.com story.

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2011 09-28 Trustee Loree Vick and Kevin O’Brien share their losses to suicide and promote Into the Light Walk; WKYC-TV 3’s Good CompanyClick here to view.

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2011 09-27; SPEA Trustee Loree Vick speaks about the 2011 Into the Light Walk on the Lanigan & Malone radio show, WMJI’s Magic 105.7. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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2011 09-22; Chairman Tim Clements, Keynote speaker Kevin O’Brien, Honorary Chair Robert J Ronis, MD, and Event Chair Loree Vick are featured in Chagrin Valley Times article about SPEA’s eighth annual Into the Light Walk.  Register at www.intothelightwalk.org.  Click here to view the article.

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2011 09-21; WRA teacher to share story of brother’s suicide, Hudson Hub Times,

Click here to read article.

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2011 09-01; Honorary Walk Chairman Dr. Robert J Ronis endorses SPEA’s proven prevention program in interview conducted by Trustee Loree Vick.  Click here to learn more.

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2011 06-23 To view photos of SPEA’s 16th Annual Links for Life golf tournament, click here.
http://spea.shutterfly.com/pictures/112

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WEWS NewsChannel 5 – Cleveland/Akron/Canton missed the mark in reporting this story about the loss of a Parma High School student to suicide. The main cause of suicide is depression. All high schools should avail themselves of SPEA’s proven prevention program, Recognizing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Prevention. Call 216.464.3471 for information.  http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/Parents-and-Parma-schools-react-to-students-suicide

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2010 10-10; SPEA Trustee Nicholas Lehman and Speaker’s Bureau volunteer Kirk Zajac were the subject of Regina Brett’s column in the Plain Dealer; “No one bothered to stop the bullies”.

We are grateful to Nick for sharing the tragic loss of his son, Andy, to suicide four years ago.  We are grateful to Kirk, for sharing his transformation from bully to bullying prevention spokesperson.  Read the column at: http://www.cleveland.com/brett/

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Regina Brett interviews Nicholas Lehman, SPEA Trustee who lost his teen son to suicide and Kirk Zajac, SPEA Speaker’s Bureau volunteer, who bullied Nicholas’ son.  The subject is Bullying and Teen Suicide Prevention 10-06-10. http://www.wksu.org/regina/

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Terry Pluto’s Plain Dealer column, “Suicide hits home for ex-QB Hipple” 09-29-10

http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/blog/index.ssf/2010/09/guilt_and_pain_ex-nfl_qb_eric.html

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Suicide Prevention Week: Family member tells her story

Suicide Prevention: Sister deals with pain of teen brother’s death

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Trustee Loree Vick and Robert Findling, MD, spoke about adolescent depression and suicide loss on 90.3 WCPN’s Morning Edition. Loree and Dr. Findling did an outstanding job, and we are most grateful to them for speaking so eloquently on the subject. Click here to listen.

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Kaleidoscope Magazine, spring 2007

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Teens Today: Depression and suicide; Warning signs and prevention –
Aired on Thursday, Nov 8, 2007

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