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Take Note: How Her Sister's Death By Suicide Led Marisa Vicere To Create The Jana Marie Foundation

Marisa Vicere is the founder of the Jana Marie Foundation.
Shawn Henfling
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Captured Chaos

After losing her sister to suicide in 2011, Marisa Vicere founded the Jana Marie Foundation in her sister’s honor.

The State College-based non-profit aims to educate and empower young people in the Centre County region and to build awareness about mental well-being and suicide prevention.

Vicere talked with WPSU during National Suicide Prevention Month about the foundation and her sister. 

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