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Mark Mortenson and his husband, Curt Maranto, have adopted five foster kids from broken families and are in the process of adopting a sixth. Despite the love they have given, they continue to ask themselves if they could have done more for their second-oldest son, who died by suicide nearly 18 months ago. “Obviously, as a person who loses a child, you always want to kno…

Armstrong's Barber Shop will host a suicide awareness walk on July 27 in West Seneca. The walk will commence at 7:30 p.m. at Armstrong's Barber Shop, 2852 Seneca St. and will continue to Rusty Buffalo Sports Pub & Grill, 270 Center Road. Glow sticks will be given out to all participants during the police-escorted event. The cost is $25, which includes open bar…

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Allison Schroeder understands the pain that can grip a family after suicide. She tried to take her life three times in the months after her brother, Matt, took his in October 2015, two weeks before his 35th birthday. “Everything was so clouded by my anxiety and depression and my grief that I wasn't thinking straight and doing things I would normally do,” said Schroed…

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Forgive Jessica Pirro the fact that she hasn’t decorated her office walls since Crisis Services made a big move last November from North Buffalo into more spacious surroundings in Riverside. Like many her agency serves, the chief executive officer had a challenging 2017. Pirro needed to lean on others during the move while she battled triple negative breast cancer, G…