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Suicide Prevention Advocate Kevin Hines Headlining Rock Island Conference Thursday

September 28th, 2021
Suicide Prevention Advocate Kevin Hines Headlining Rock Island Conference Thursday

Kevin Hines, one of the world’s leading suicide-prevention advocates, will be the keynote speaker for “Can’t Replace You” – a conference Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Ballroom, 226 17th St., Rock Island, presented by Foster’s Voice and The Gray Matters Collective. Foster’s Voice, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping others with depression and advocating for suicide awareness and prevention. It’s named for Foster Atwood, a 19-year-old United Township grad struggling with depression who took his life on July 21, 2017. The Gray Matters,... Read More

Global Suicide-Prevention Speaker to Give Keynote Talk at Sept. 30 Rock Island Event

August 30th, 2021
Global Suicide-Prevention Speaker to Give Keynote Talk at Sept. 30 Rock Island Event

Kevin Hines, one of the world’s leading suicide-prevention advocates, will be the keynote speaker for “Can’t Replace You” – a conference Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Ballroom, 226 17th St., Rock Island, presented by Foster’s Voice and The Gray Matters Collective. Foster’s Voice, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping others with depression and advocating for suicide awareness and prevention. It’s named for Foster Atwood, a 19-year-old United Township grad struggling with depression who took his life on July 21, 2017. The Gray Matters,... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Six. September And October.

December 31st, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Six. September And October.

We’re headed into the home stretch today! This week, every day since Sunday, we’ve been running down the top arts and entertainment stories and features we’ve run on QuadCities.com. We hope you’ve enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! To check out the previous installments, see Sunday for January/February, Monday for March, Tuesday for April, Wednesday morning for May/June and Wednesday afternoon for July/August. Today we hit the final four months of the year! This morning we’ve got September and October,... Read More

2020 Augie Grad a Keynote Speaker at Global Suicide Prevention Event

September 23rd, 2020
2020 Augie Grad a Keynote Speaker at Global Suicide Prevention Event

Haley DeGreve just graduated from Augustana College in May, but the Alleman High alum and Moline native already has become a national advocate in the fight for suicide prevention. On average, there are 132 suicides per day in the U.S., totaling 48,344 in 2018 (the most recent data available). The rates have been rising steadily since 2000 — by 35 percent overall, across most age groups. DeGreve is worried about future generations and what effect this catastrophic pandemic will have. In July, DeGreve was on the podcast of Kevin Hines, a leading suicide prevention activist, and she’ll be a keynote... Read More

2020 Augustana Alumna Works to Make a Difference

May 20th, 2020
2020 Augustana Alumna Works to Make a Difference

Haley DeGreve knows what matters in life. The passionate, driven Moline native – who graduates from Augustana College on Saturday (virtually) – will succeed not only by making a living, but more importantly, by making a difference. An Alleman High School grad, DeGreve majored in communication studies and business administration marketing. She’s already made her mark as founder of the 16-month-old Gray Matters Collective, a student mental-health group that led her this year to being chosen a winner of the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award from the University of Michigan Depression... Read More