mental health

Montclair family starts compassion project in memory of son
Montclair family starts compassion project in memory of son
By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Alex Patenaude’s gift for reaching out to other children was evident from the first day he started kindergarten at Nishuane. During the first parent-teacher conference of the year, the teacher told his parents, Joel Patenaude and Judy Hoffstein, that Alex would work the room, introducing himself to each child and getting to know them. “...
’13 Reasons Why’ sets off discussion of suicide, mental health
’13 Reasons Why’ sets off discussion of suicide, mental health
By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is setting off a discussion about suicide, sexual assault, bullying and mental health in high schools across the country, including in Montclair. Andrew Evangelista is one of the school district’s mental health coordinators and anti-bullying coordinators. He emailed famil...