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Suicide Prevention Discussion with Greg Marley (NAMI)
February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Having the Courage to Connect: These Steps Can Save a Life
A Suicide Prevention Conversation with Greg Marley, LCSW, Clinical Director, NAMI Maine
We live in challenging times and lead busy lives filled with competing demands, high stress, and a greater sense of isolation that all the social media apps do little to remedy. Our children, our neighbors, and our friends face the same challenges. In a time of rising suicide rates, when self-injury is sometimes seen as a coping skill rather than a problem, we are invited to hold serious conversations with those on the edge whose safety seems frayed. This training session presents updated information about suicide and supports the non-clinical person to address their own fears and overcome the stigma surrounding suicide in order to connect with anyone at risk and hold the conversation to get them to help the help they may need. Because suicide prevention is up to us all. Who should come? Anyone who finds themselves working or recreating with people who you fear may be at risk for suicide or in crisis. Teachers, librarians, parents, community recreation folks, clergy, daycare providers, bartenders, grandparents.
Questions and RSVP: Anni Pat McKenney 207-633-1542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Marley has practiced in the field of community mental health and prevention in Maine for over 30 years. Since 2007, Greg has developed and presented training and education supporting suicide prevention, management of suicidal behavior. He comes to this work from a background in crisis and emergency services, clinical assessment and brief treatment, substance abuse prevention, and program management. In the aftermath of a suicide, he provides debriefing, guidance and support to organizations and people in grief. Greg lives in Rockland with his family and spends considerable time gardening and messing about with the wild and medicinal mushrooms as an author, teacher, and forager.
SNOW DATE: Feb 11, 2:30 – 5 pm at Skidompha