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Join us at Book Passage July 10

posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Join us on Monday, July 10, 7pm, at Book Passage in Corte Madera, for a discussion with author Lee Daniel Kravetz about his new book "Strange Contagion", exploring the social psychology behind a tragic string of teen suicides in the South Bay.

Our Suicide Prevention Program will have a table at the event with resources, and information about volunteering on our suicide prevention hotline.

About "Strange Contagion":

"In 2009, tragedy struck the town of Palo Alto: A student from the local high school had died by suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming train. Grief-stricken, the community mourned what they thought was an isolated loss. Until, a few weeks later, it happened again. And again. And again. In six months, the high school lost five students to suicide at those train tracks.

A recent transplant to the community and a new father himself, Lee Daniel Kravetz’s experience as a science journalist kicked in: what was causing this tragedy? More important, how was it possible that a suicide cluster could develop in a community of concerned, aware, hyper-vigilant adults?"

Join us at Book Passage July 10