Owensboro Health To Host Two Suicide Prevention Events In April [EVENT]
Owensboro Health will host two mental health-centered events in April, with special focus being placed on suicide awareness and prevention.
On April 13, Kevin Hines will present “The Art of Living Mentally Well.” Hines is one of 34 individuals to survive attempting suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Sixteen years later, he is working to help share his story for the benefit of others struggling with mental health issues. Hines has also authored a memoir, “Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt” and is producing a documentary, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.”
Hines’ presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in the auditorium at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Admission to the event is a $5 non-perishable food item, to benefit the HELP Office of Owensboro’s food bank. Pre-registration for this event is recommended, and you can do so by clicking here.
On April 14, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas will present Hope Illuminated: A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support. Spencer-Thomas, a doctor of psychology, will use her presentation to help “increase confidence and competence among participants in addressing suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in both the community and workplace.
Dr. Spencer-Thomas’ presentation qualifies for six continuing education units. Those requesting CEUs need to register and pay $40 by March 30, or $50 between March 31 and April 14. Owensboro Health employees get a 50 percent discount on the registration fee. Those not requesting CEUs may attend free of charge. To RSVP for this presentation, click here.