To: The New Jersey State House

Passage of The Madison Holleran Law

Make colleges accountable for accurately listing the numbers of suicides and attempted suicides on their campuses annually. Colleges must also be mandated to provide certified suicide prevention personnel counselors to help potential victims address their needs and allay their fears about the rigorous demands of college life.

Why is this important?

On January 17, 2014 a former student of mine took her own life. Madison Holleran was a freshman at U Penn, and she was also an extremely talented runner on U Penn's track team. Her suicide left a void in the hearts of so many people across the United States. This law would allow us to keep Madison's legacy alive, and help other young adults from choosing suicide as a way of escaping the pressures of college expectations.

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Reasons for signing

  • I think this is needed and I have two student athletes heading to college sooner than I would like. ❤️
  • I signed because I live with anxiety/depression and I have learned to speak on my feelings instead of hiding.
  • I worry about the pressure put on kids and I have a daughter going to college next year!!