Suicide Prevention – Talk Saves Lives

October 3, 2016

An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

The Chatham Township Committee, in its continuing effort to raise awareness of suicide prevention, hosted a community-based presentation, “Talk Saves Lives,” in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. View the press release.

The hour-long presentation covers the general scope of suicide and the research on prevention. You will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide and what they can do to prevent it. Although suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 12th leading cause of death overall in New Jersey — too few people know how to help someone who may be suffering from a mental health condition, like depression or who may be in a suicidal crisis.

Out of the Darkness Walk

On September 23, 2017 the Chatham Township Committee will host its second annual ‘Out of the Darkness Walk’ at the Chatham High School to help raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and to increase awareness of suicide prevention. Individuals interested in participating can visit or to get involved with the Walk committee they can contact Mayor Curt Ritter. The first Walk had more than 500 registered walkers and raised in excess of $75,000.

You Are Never Alone

We are here to help 24/7. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you’re thinking about suicide.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website for the Township of Chatham in New Jersey! As we continue to build and enhance this online space, you may notice that some links and files are currently missing. We are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that all information and resources are made available to you as soon as possible.


NOTICE:  The Chatham Township Municipal Building will close early, at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning May 24th through August 30th.