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#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #MentalHealthExperts to Talk About Helping Suicide Survivors

#JamesDonaldson notes:

Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes.

Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown our sorrows in alcohol, hang out at bars and strip joints, or get involved with drug use.

Having gone through a recent bout of #depression and #suicidalthoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by sharing my story, and by sharing various resources I come across as I work in this space.  #http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle

 

MACON, Ga. — How to help suicide survivors — that’s what Kindred Hospice and Coliseum Health System will talk about on April 11 at Riverside United Methodist Church in Macon.

The event will kick off with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. A psychiatrist with Coliseum Health will talk about how to help suicide survivors afterwards.

Organizers said they hope the event brings in pastors, chaplains, fire and police officials, educators, medical personnel, social workers, and others who can benefit from learning more about suicide prevention.

The event is free but registration is required before April 9, 2019. Anyone interested can contact Franchetta Trawick with Coliseum Medical Centers at franchetta.trawick@hcahealthcare.com or 478-464-1401.

Anyone who is in a crisis and needs help can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or chat with someone on their website.

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