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      NAMI Marin General Meeting with Author John Bateson in San Rafael

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      October 21, 2019

      Monday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      750 Lindaro
      San Rafael, California

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      NAMI Marin General Meeting with Author John Bateson

      John Bateson’s talk will focus on suicide and draw from his most recent (in-progress) book, “Darkness to Light: What Everyone Needs to Know about Suicide” .

      Suicide rates in the United States have skyrocketed in recent years, yet suicide is the most preventable form of death. This presentation is an overview of the problem and what can be done about it. It includes myths and facts about suicide, demographic information, risk factors, warning signs, and how to talk to a person who is suicidal. It also reviews the relationship between guns and suicide, drugs and suicide, and jump sites and suicide, with an update on the status of the net on the Golden Gate Bridge. Last, and in many respects most important, is information on ending suicide—not just preventing it but ending it in this country
      SPEAKER: For sixteen years John Bateson was executive director of a nationally-certified crisis center in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a special commendation from the California Legislature for his work. He was executive director of three university-run counseling centers and assistant director of a two-county social service agency. In 1996 he was chosen to carry the Olympic torch.

      This is a no fee event, open to the general public.

      Cost: Free - Open to the public.

      Categories: Education | Health & Wellness

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