Suicide Town Hall: Hope and Healing
presented by North Shore ActionWednesday November 14, 2018
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
As highlighted by the recent deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, designer Kate Spade, and so many others, statistics show that suicide is dramatically on the rise throughout our country. Overall, among all age groups, in every state, there has been a 30% increase since the year 2000. Some of the most painful and destructive forces in a family are mental health challenges, drug addiction, overdose and suicide. Stigma and shame add to the suffering of individuals and their families.
North Shore Action will moderate a free community wide event addressing the issue of adult suicide entitled: "Suicide Town Hall: Hope and Healing", scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Great Neck Library, Main Building Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue. The expert panel will include NAMI, The Long Island Crisis Center, mental health professionals and other crisis response experts. The program offers critical prevention information, tips and resources to prevent suicide. Jacqueline Harounian, a resident of Great Neck and family law attorney will moderate the discussion.
Last year, North Shore Action moderated the “Not My Child" forum to spread awareness regarding the Opioid Crisis. More than 250 people filled the Community Room of the Great Neck Library, and a parent task force was launched through the public school UPTC. A full video of the November 1, 2017 presentation is available on Youtube and on PATV at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzoBV49c4TY&feature=youtu.be
Location: Main Library Community Room
to go to the Great Neck Library