Route 18 Auto Donates $6,300 Toward Suicide Prevention Effort
In the above photo, Bill McDonagh, principal of Route 18 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram on Route 18 in East Brunswick, presents a check in the amount of $6,300 to Michael Loch, director of fund development at Carrier Clinic, in support of suicide prevention programs at New Jersey’s largest behavioral health and addiction service, as Steve Simon, director of business development at Route 18 Auto, looks on.
The funds were raised during September’s National Suicide Prevention Month when Route 18 Auto’s management donated $50 to Carrier Clinic for every vehicle sold during that period. Knowing the signs of suicide risk is important: drastic mood swings; marked changes in personality and behavior; increased isolation and withdrawal from society; increased dependence on alcohol, drugs, or self-destructive habits; changes in routine such as eating or sleeping habits; evidence of preparation for taking one’s life; preoccupation with death or violence; talk of committing suicide; wishing for death or having never been born.
“Do not take these behaviors for granted,” Loch said. “Call our Carrier Clinic Access Center 24 hours a day at 1-800-933-3579 if you see an individual exhibiting these telltale signs. You could save a life.”
About Carrier Clinic
Carrier Clinic, a private, nonprofit Central Jersey behavioral health system, specializes in psychiatric and addiction treatment. Carrier’s system includes an inpatient psychiatric hospital, detoxification and rehabilitation center, adolescent and teen residential facility, and a fully accredited middle and high school for students classified as emotionally disturbed. For information on the Carrier Clinic and any of its services, call the Community Relations Department at 908-281-1513 or contact us through our website.