Suicide Prevention: You're Not Alone

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for an evening of information sharing and discussion on the important topic of suicide prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; there are, on average, twice as many suicides as homicides per year in the U.S.

Tonight's presentation--part of Mental Health Awareness Month at the library and in the county--will feature knowledgeable speakers from four different local agencies: Ann Adrian, manager of the L.O. Adult Community Center; Bill Fitzpatrick, senior services coordinator at Lines for Life, a regional non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide; Dawn Pecoraro, adult resource officer for the L.O. Police Department; and Galli Murray, suicide-prevention coordinator for Clackamas County. They will cover topics such as warning signs of potential suicide; ways individuals can help friends and loved ones who may be considering suicide; and agencies and resources citizens can access to help with suicide prevention.

This free event is co-sponsored by Clackamas County, Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, Lake Oswego Police Department, and Lake Oswego Public Library. It will take place at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. For more information, please email or call librarian Chris Myers: cmyers@lakeoswego.city / 503-534-5667.