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New park bench provides a suicide prevention message, and a place to rest

Oct 3, 2020, 4:39 PM
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A park bench was donated by Josh's Benches for Awareness, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting resources for suicide prevention. (Photo credit: WQAD via CNN)
(Photo credit: WQAD via CNN)
Originally Published: 03 OCT 20 16:53 ET

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Rock Island, IL (WQAD) — A park bench has been donated to an Illinois park by Josh’s Benches for Awareness, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting resources for suicide prevention.

The yellow bench was installed in upper Longview Park and includes a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number and message.

The bench was placed in the memory of Josh Nadelbach. His mother, Cindy formed a non-profit to help make sure no one else would go through such a tragic loss.

RELATED: Utah launches three year, multi-million dollar suicide prevention campaign

According to the release, “Their non-profit vision is to work alongside organizations nationwide to help those with internal struggles receive the help they need, to help end the epidemic that has been created from depression and anxiety, and to leave a legacy of helping others feel better, in the name of Joshua Nadelbach. Cindy’s goal is to have a bench in all 50 states.”

You can find out more about Josh’s Benches for Awareness by visiting joshsbenches.com.

And if you are in crisis and need somebody to speak with, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

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