Suicide Prevention and Addiction


Starts

04/24/2018 07:30PM

Ends

04/24/2018 09:00PM

Time Zone

America/Detroit

Payment

Free

Address

5305 Elliott Drive
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
Ypsilanti
Michigan
48197
United States

Description

Suicide Prevention and Addiction will be presented on Tuesday April 24, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, by Raymond Dalton, MA, CAADC; Coordinator, Dawn Farm Outpatient Services. The prevalence of suicide attempts and suicide completion among people with alcohol/other drug addiction is significantly higher than in the general population, and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. Family, friends and professionals are often strategically positioned to recognize potential suicidal thinking and intervene to help. Learning about the signs of suicidal thinking and how to intervene when a person may be contemplating suicide can reduce the barriers to suicidal individuals obtaining help and potentially prevent suicide deaths. This program will raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide among people with addiction, describe signs of suicidal thinking, and discuss effective ways to offer support and help to people who may be contemplating suicide This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people with addiction and their families from getting help and getting well.  All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is provided. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Emily Hagen, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Directions

http://www.stjoesannarbor.org/directions-administration.

Who should attend

All programs are free and open to anyone interested.  People with a personal or professional interest are welcome.

Event Website

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series

Extras

Attendees can bring guests

Wheelchair access

RSVP Details

info@dawnfarm.org

http://www.dawnfarm.org


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