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Candid Conversation: Talking About Suicide with the Ones You Love
October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
There are many types of “talks” we have with our loved ones, but when is the last time your talk included a conversation on suicidality? With suicide on the rise, it’s time to give this topic a place in our family conversations. Learn recent statistics and vital information about suicidality, and learn how to engage in essential conversations about this growing mental health issue. Talking about suicide in the context of caring and prevention does not make someone suicidal, rather it allows a potentially suicidal person to know they are not alone and that help is available.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Rev. Kay Towns, MTS, MAC, LPC
Kay is a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in working with diverse inpatient and outpatient populations and currently serves at Brain Health Consultants and TMS Center (www.BrainHealthConsultants.com). She was the first LPC to be accepted and complete a practicum and internship at The Menninger Clinic. Kay is experienced in working with individuals, families, groups, and organizations in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders, and in offering psychoeducational information and techniques aimed at the management and prevention of such disorders.
Kay primarily works with adults and her areas of expertise include helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, spiritual issues, relationship problems, self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma. Kay is an ordained minister in The United Methodist Church (order of deacon) and was the first chaplain intern at The Menninger Clinic since the 1980s. Kay works with diverse populations that include persons of different ages, abilities, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, as well as varied spiritual and religious beliefs. Kay is a mental health advocate and works to eradicate stigma associated with mental illness.