Tony Cornelius, founder of The Don Cornelius Foundation said part of DCF’s mission is to educate the community as well as healthcare providers. They want the providers, they said, to be more proactive in educating the public on the use of their products and services. Foundation officials also want to garner more public awareness on Suicide Prevention Week in general.
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"As evidenced by Don [Cornelius'] suicide 2 years ago and Robin Williams' suicide a couple of weeks ago, you can never tell what someone is going through and how much they may be hurting, said Tony Cornelius, son of the late "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, who heads up the Don Cornelius Foundation. For that reason, the foundation is kicking off Suicide Prevention Week at Post and Beam restaurant in Los Angeles on September 7, he said. DCF officials are also encouraging those who can't attend but still want to help to make donations through their website thedoncorneliusfoundation.org.
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