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Quest discussion aims at suicide prevention

Mother recalls suicide by son

Nichelle Darby of Schenectady, talks about suicide prevention at Quest on State Street near a portrait of her son who took his own life two years ago Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Nichelle Darby of Schenectady, talks about suicide prevention at Quest on State Street near a portrait of her son who took his own life two years ago Thursday.
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Nichele Darby knows counseling can be a taboo subject for some. But Darby, who lost her son to suicide, knows it can be an important step to saving a life. “Sometimes,” she said, “you want somebody who doesn’t know nothing about you to just vent to, and let it all out.” Darby, of Schenectady, lost her son Devine Darby in October 2007. He was 18. The mother, who has become an advocate for suicide prevention, ...

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