Suicide prevention and awareness is an important subject that needs to be on everyone’s minds. Mental health challenges and substance abuse issues are highly stigmatized and the source of shame and embarrassment for individuals and families. Referrals and resources are available to bring hope and healing.
To help bring attention to suicide and understanding to what is causing the dramatic rise in our society, North Shore Action is sponsoring the upcoming “Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting: Hope & Healing” at the Great Neck Library. The event will begin at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.
Attorney Jacqueline Harounian, Partner of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates PC on Long Island will be moderator for this important community event. She recently obtained a graduate degree in psychology, which included volunteer work at The Long Island Crisis Center in Bellmore. She is now a member of the Board of Directors for the organization. Great Neck in general is home to many immigrants and traditional groups. Mental health crises, substance abuse and other challenges are stigmatized nad hidden. Unfortunately, the more these problems remain hidden, the faster the situation can decline to the point of real danger, even death. Two weeks ago, a recent graduate of Great Neck South High School died of a drug overdose at Binghamton University. There have been at least a dozen such deaths of young people in Great Neck in the past few years.
Other panelists who will join Attorney Harounian include Ellen Ritz, the vice president of the Queens/Nassau chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Teresa Buhse, the Director of The Long Island Crisis Center, Dr. Maddy Gould of Columbia University, who is nationally renowned suicide prevention expert, and Dr. Shiphra Bakhshi, anxiety-depression treatment psychologist, and others. In addition to her role as a panelist for the upcoming “Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting,”
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