Eight county restaurants are joining in the effort to prevent teen suicide by donating a share of their proceeds during National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-14, 2013) to the Anne Arundel County Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team. Donated proceeds will be used to fund programs at Anne Arundel County high schools and other community locations.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team, which works to address teen suicide and related emotional issues such as depression, is comprised of representatives from many county agencies and organizations, including Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The group’s efforts have resulted in more than 18,000 people being trained in how to recognize suicidal ideation in individuals and how to direct them toward the help they need.

The following restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds on the dates indicated:

Monday, September 9

The Grill at Quarterfield Station, 7704 D Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie

Tuesday, September 10

Brian Boru, 489 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park

Galway Bay, 63 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

Killarney House, 584 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville

Wednesday, September 11

Green Turtle Pasadena, 20 Magothy Beach Road, Pasadena

Chevy’s Annapolis, 2430 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis

Thursday, September 12

Ledo’s Pizza – Severna Park, 552 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park

September 8-14 (all week)

Bella Napoli – Pasadena, 350 Mountain Road, Pasadena


Those wishing to take part in the donation program should print out the flyer found at www.achoicetolive.org.