“Suicide Prevention and Addiction” will be presented on Tuesday January 31, 2017, 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.
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
COSTS: Admission is FREE and open to all. No registration is required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request. FREE CE is provided for addiction professionals.
WHO THE WORKSHOPS ARE FOR: People interested in any topic for any reason, personal or professional - ALL ARE WELCOME!
WHO ORGANIZES THE SERIES: The series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of programs for treatment of substance use disorders.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For information, please contact Dawn Farm:
Phone: (734) 485-8725.
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
Type of Event:
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)