ETA AND MARK Levenson recently dedicated the Eric Eliezer Levenson Treatment Room in memory of their son, at Jewish Family Service of MetroWest (JFS) in Florham Park.
The Levensons, of West Orange, also made a previously announced gift to support annual JFS programming in the Jewish community related to the stigma of mental health, including understanding the potential impact of anxiety and depression, and educational programming in the area of suicide prevention.
After a 14-year battle with depression, Eric Eliezer took his own life in February 2016, at the age of 28. “Eric suffered in silence,” said the Levensons in a statement. “We, his family, are committed to continuing Eric’s legacy and ensuring that others not suffer in silence. By dedicating this treatment room, we hope others will receive the professional assistance they need.”
At the ceremony, JFS president Marion Medow said, “JFS MetroWest will strive to preserve Eric’s memory and honor his life. How fitting that his name be memorialized at JFS, where those struggling with mental illness are understood with compassion, sympathy, and respect.”
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