Reducing stigma surrounding suicide, teen mental health
When Joe Carlini was a sophomore in high school, a close friend and a very special girl took her own life.
A year later, another student died of suicide and in 2006, a classmate of Carlini's also died the same way.
"It was hard for me to accept someone would go that route and I think sometimes you feel like you're partially to blame," the 2006 Woodbury High School graduate said. "You feel like you could've talked them out of it."