Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day Comes to the State Capitol

April 6, 2017


Hartford – On April 5 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted Connecticut State Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Hartford. Senator Paul Formica (left) met with Ann Dagle (right) of East Lyme, a founder of the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation to discuss the importance of suicide prevention and improving mental health care across the state.

“The dedication of advocates like Ann Dagle to promote hope, healing and understanding is extraordinarily inspiring,” said Sen. Formica. “Helping people in their darkest hour confront grief and pain is an enormous undertaking, which Ann has risen to with her incredible work at the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation in memory of her late son.  So often serious issues involving mental and emotional health go unaddressed or overlooked. Raising awareness about these issues and the struggles people face every day is the first step to confront suffering and help people find hope for a better tomorrow.”

The Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting hope and healing for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one or struggling with the challenges of life by providing support services, education, and resources in southeastern Connecticut. In addition to grief support, the Foundation strives to educate people on suicide prevention and promote awareness of suicide risk factors and warning signs. For more information visit

Senator Formica represents Bozrah, East Lyme, a portion of Montville, New London, Old Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford. For more information visit