In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, held September 10th of every year, please join us for a panel discussion on suicide and suicide prevention: Preventing Suicide – Reaching Out and Saving Lives. The forum will be held at Hood River Library on Monday, September 14, at 6:00pm.

This year, the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day encourages people to consider the role that offering support may play in combating suicide. The act of showing care and concern to someone who may be vulnerable to suicide can be a game-changer. Isolation increases the risk of suicide, and, conversely, having strong social connections is protective against it, so being there for someone who has become disconnected can be life-saving.

Panelists:

  • Ayme Hooper, Guidance Counselor at Hood River Valley High School
  • Margie Stovall, Social Services Director, Oregon Veterans Home
  • Janie Popour-Hogue, Mental Health Therapist, Mid Columbia Center for Living
  • Molly Fauth, Primary Care Physician, One Community Health
  • Mike Mueller, Youth Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church

Moderator:

  • Susan Gabay, Suicide Prevention Advocate

Come check out the informational display on suicide and suicide prevention beginning September 2nd , located near the main circulation desk at the Hood River Library.

This event is being organized as part of our Grave Matters, a monthly discussion series on death, dying and end-of-life issues. For more information, please contact us.

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