Counseling and crisis assistance will be made available by the Lacey school district following the death of a high school senior.
on Tuesday. The circumstances surrounding his death have not been released.
There will be a gathering for family and friends at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Riggs Funeral Home in Forked River until funeral services at 5:30 p.m.
Since DiFabio’s death, the district has been offering counseling services to students.
Members of the Lacey Township School District Crisis Team will be available over winter break to students who need assistance.
The names of team members are available below with contact information. The district website is directing students in need of assistance to leave a brief email with your name and phone number.
The team’s goal is to return calls within 24 hours of any request. The staff will be able to provide students with information, support and resources.
Other Crisis Resources:
- Perform Care – Mobile Response 1-877-65207624
- Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS) 1-732-886-4474
- Second Floor Helpline (24 hour crisis hotline for teens) 1-888-222-2228
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org