Fri, Sep 28|
First Christian Church
Community Discussion about Suicide Prevention
This evening is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about suicide such as how to notice signs of distress and what resources there are, or needs to be, available in the community. There will be time to share ideas on how we can all support resiliency in our community.
Time & Location
Sep 28, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
First Christian Church, 3601 S Staley Rd, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
About The Event
Kids with disabilities are at significantly higher risk for suicidal behavior. We will gather as a community to find ways to talk to our kids and to strategize with our kids about depression, bullying, suicidal thoughts and other issues they may face. This evening is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about suicide such as how to notice signs of distress and what resources there are, or needs to be, available in the community. There will be time to share ideas on how we can all support resiliency in our community. Our discussion will be led by Mike Bushman. Mike will share his story and help us gain some insight from someone who "has been there" and start a discussion on how we, as parents, can help.
There will be pizza available at 5:30 for a quick snack before the presentation and discussion starts. If pizza isn't your thing, feel free to bring your own snack.
While walk ins are welcome, we would appreciate you register so we can plan for food!
This event is sponsored by CU Able and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Here is some information about our presenter:
Mike is an active writer and volunteer focused on political, spiritual and mental health. His latest published books include Suicide Escape, a novella/memoir exploring teen depression, and Doing Unto Others, a future-based thriller testing Golden Rule principles. He is currently writing a book about how a couple turned losing their only child to suicide into a difference-making youth development program.
Mike volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, No Stigmas, and 360 Youth Services.
For more information about Mike you can check out his website at www.mbushman.com