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Suicide prevention to be the topic of free symposium

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National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10th - 16th. National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10th - 16th.
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According to Clinical Director Harry Williams of Avail Solutions, each year more than 3,000 people die due to suicide in Texas, and one person’s death usually affects six other people around them. It underscores the attention which must be given to suicide prevention, and the importance of the Third Annual Coastal Bend Suicide Prevention Symposium.

Health care professionals, law enforcement, students and the public are then invited to attend another free event, "Attachment and the Illusion of Self-Care & Ethics Issues," to be held on Friday, September 15th at the Del Mar College Harvin Center Retama Room (101 Baldwin Blvd.).

The agenda for the day's event is as follows:

8:00 a.m. - Registratioin

8:30 a.m. - "Attachment and the Illusion of Self-Care" - John Allen, Ph.D.

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. - Ethical Issues - presented by a panel of professionals including: Anthony Montes, LPC; Pamela Greene, Ph.D., RN; Dr. John Lusins III, M.D.; John Allen, Ph.D.; Randy Paige, Asst. Fire Chief/Fire Marshal.

Several organizations will unite to offer the free symposium. They include: Avail Solutions, the Corpus Christi Police Department, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County, Del Mar College, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Counseling Center with College of Nursing and Health Services, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System and NAMI Greater Corpus Christi.

Want to know more? Visit the Suicide Prevention Coalition website.

To register, call Courtney Smith-Chavez at (361) 215-9063 or email courtney.smithchavez@hcahealthcare.com.

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10th through 16th.

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