Suicide Prevention Awareness in our Youth – Special Event!!
February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The US and Maine have experienced an increase in suicide rates across all ages during the past decade. The increase among youth is the largest of any age group. Suicide is a mostly preventable tragedy, and prevention rests on the intervention and support of caring and concerned people armed with information about suicide and with the willingness to intervene. This session is for anyone who wants to prepare themselves as a resource for prevention. It includes basic information about suicide, how to talk about it and some of the key risk factors and warning signs that may indicate heightened risk. Learn how to ask about suicide and the resources to connect someone with the help they need. Because suicide prevention is up to all of us.
Greg Marley, LCSW
Greg Marley has practiced in the field of community mental health in Maine for over 25 years, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer and consultant. Since 2007, he has developed and presented training and education supporting suicide prevention and management. Greg has presented across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health and other topics. Since 2013 he has provided training and consultation to schools, primary care practices, hospitals, and mental health programs supporting prevention and intervention as well as support in the aftermath of a suicide loss.
About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network:
The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.