Suicide Prevention

Sep 22, 2017

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Suicide was the second leading cause of death in Maine and the United States among adolescents aged 10-24 and adults aged 25-34 from 2012-2014. Suicide was the fourth leading cause of death among adults in Maine and the United States aged 35-54 from 2012-2014. Our panel discusses ways to increase awareness about suicide prevention, improve access to preventive and intervention services, and how to reduce suicide in Maine.

Guests:  Jenna Mehnert, MSW, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Lisa Riley, certified physician’s assistant and member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Chapter Leadership Council.  She's chair of the New Hampshire Chapter of AFSP and Maine's chapter mentor.

Tracy D. Charette, RN, Suicide Prevention Team, Mental Health Resource/Charge Nurse, Togus VA Medical Center.

Combat call center number is 1-877-WAR-VETS

Click here to visit the NAMI Maine website.

Click here to visit the AFSP website.