Walking Out of the Darkness

Hoping to comfort those personally affected by mental illness, SUNY New Paltz held its eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk — a fundraising event in support of suicide prevention and awareness. Continue reading “Walking Out of the Darkness”

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Melodies For Maya: Local Artists and Students Come Together For a Cause

Natalie Merchant and other acclaimed Hudson Valley artists and musicians sang beside students in the memory of the late Maya Gold and her eponymous foundation.

Last October, after 15-year-old New Paltz High School student Maya Gold took her own life, her family created the Maya Gold Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, their mission is to “empower youth to access their inner wisdom and realize their dreams.”

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