Tag: Best of Proviso Township

Proviso Residents Walk And Talk Well-Being After Recent Suicides

Sunday, April 14, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Community members go door-to-door conducting well-being checks in Maywood on April 13. | Shanel Romain

Shania Collins, a 16-year-old Proviso East student, knew all three students who have died by suicide at the school since last November. Her brother, Stephen Collins, 18, is an ROTC cadet at East who helped show the ropes to the vibrant 15-year-old basketball player who died by suicide on April 5.

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Maywood Residents Planning ‘Well Being’ Walk April 13-14

Friday, April 12, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Community members have been mobilizing after two suicides happened in Maywood less than a week apart. And this weekend, the nonprofit Best of Proviso Township, along with area young people and other local organizations, is planning one of the biggest shows of support yet.

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‘This Is A Community Crisis’

Sunday, April 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Rajeska Jackson (pictured with microphone) addresses students and community members during a meeting on April 7 at Proviso East that was designed to brainstorm ways of preventing another student’s suicide.

Residents in and around Proviso Township are grappling for solutions after yet another 15-year-old Proviso East student from Maywood died by suicide — the third 15-year-old East student from Maywood to die by suicide in less than six months.

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