We invite you to join us for a conversation about suicide prevention and local resources available to families. Panelists will share their own experiences with loss to suicide, as well as the ways they’ve learned to get through each day.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7 to 9 pm
Chappaqua Library Theatre
Our community conversation takes place in the context of a nationwide epidemic of suicide. In 2013 alone, 41,149 people died by suicide in the U.S., leaving a network of close friends and family members to grieve. And with about 1 in 5 adults diagnosed with a mental health condition, there are no simple solutions.
The focus will be on assisting individuals at risk and their families; and exploring the resources that can help us understand, grieve, heal and not feel so alone.
Moderator: Sean Mayer, Planning Editor, The Journal News/lohud.com.
Sean was inspired to partner with the Mental Health Association of Westchester following the loss of his brother to suicide last year.
Janine Crowley Haynes is a Chappaqua resident and author of My Kind of Crazy: Living in a Bipolar World and a survivor of a suicide attempt.
Richard Klein lost his son Jeff to suicide nearly 4 1/2 years ago. Since then, Rich, a Chappaqua resident, has been sharing his thoughts and feelings about his family’s tragedy on a blog, kleinsaucer.wordpress.com and through a Facebook page, Friends of Jeff Klein.
Rebecca Walkley MS, NCC, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Group Psychotherapist. She facilitates a support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.
With Barbara Bernstein, PhD of MHA Westchester
Presented by The Mental Health Association of Westchester and the Journal News Media Group
Sponsored by the Chappaqua Library
Event is free. Space is limited. Register at www.MHAwestchester.org