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“$2M Adds up to New Zero Suicide Program”

September 10, 2018

R.I. suicides Rhode Island recorded 132 deaths by suicide in 2013, the highest ever. Since then, the rate has trended moderately downward. Grant to aid training, counseling in schools PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has received a $9-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to pay for mental and behavioral health services…

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“Seeds of Hope: Federal Grant to Fund Suicide Prevention In Washington County”

September 10, 2018

RICHMOND — Cindy Duncan challenged those gathered Monday at her family’s Harvest Acres Farm to “plant seeds of hope” to help eradicate suicides in Washington County. Duncan, who serves as co-chair of the South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Zero Suicide Advisory Board, spoke to an audience of health care and social service providers, and…

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“Healing by Doing”

August 3, 2018

The Duncan Family started The Rainbow Fund in memory of their daughter, Cassandra Grace Duncan, after she committed suicide in December of 2005. Here’s a way to help The Rainbow Fund achieve their goals of raising money. John and Cindy Duncan have taken this opportunity to educate the public on mental illness and supporting those…

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“They Come to Feel They Have The Opportunity to Reach Their Full Potentials, Out of the Dark Shadow of Stigma”

May 18, 2018

RICHMOND – Thirty-five years ago, John and Cynthia Duncan opened a small farm stand on Kingstown Road in Richmond. They were three years into their marriage and optimistic about the future. The Duncans went on to have children, and their small enterprise of fruit and berries, vegetables and trees proved so successful, they opened a…

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“We’re Going to Try & Do This Ourselves…”

May 10, 2018

RICHMOND, R.I. — Cindy and John Duncan celebrated Christmas 2005 with their four children in traditional fashion: gifts opened by the tree, services at church, festive food on the table. It was a fitting end to another year at their home on Harvest Acres Farm. As Christmas ended, thoughts turned to the next day, when…

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“We Have to Take the Dark Cloud of Stigma & Fear Away From Mental Illness…”

May 10, 2018

RICHMOND, R.I. — You would be hard-pressed to find a more welcoming place than Cindy and John Duncan’s home. Bowls of fresh fruit and just-baked blueberry bread await a visitor. Coffee’s on. Laughter and good will abound. It is here, in this comfortable environment, a farmhouse surrounded by verdant fields, that a terrible tragedy unfolded.…

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“From Darkest Tragedy, A Mission of Growing Awareness & Raising Hope is Born”

May 7, 2018

RICHMOND, R.I. – In this era of disturbing headlines, we could use a good story. Here’s one. It begins in tragedy: the suicide of Cassie Duncan, only daughter of Cindy and John Duncan, in her bedroom in December 2005. Cassie, 14, an artist and nature lover, had not shared with anyone the darkness that brought her…

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