LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 30, 2023—The public is invited to attend a community conversation on suicide prevention at the Lynnwood Event Center on Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to learn more about how diverse groups may be more disproportionally impacted by suicide, including youth, Native Americans, older adults, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals. Participants will also gain insight into alternatives to suicide and how our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling.
Featured speaker is Kevin Hines, the Golden Gate Bridge Jump Survivor, who in 2000, attempted to take his life by jumping off the world-renowned bridge. Many factors contributed to Hines miraculous survival including a sea lion that kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Hines now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
To register for the free Creating Hope & Resiliency workshop, click here.
Suicide is preventable and requires strategies at all levels including learning the warning signs, promoting prevention and resilience, and a committing to social change.
Lunch will be provided at approximately 12:15 p.m. Assorted gourmet sandwiches (Gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options available) along with cold beverages will be available.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. Join Verdant Health to help shift public perception, spread hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide. Verdant Health’s goal is for individuals, families and communities to have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.
Due to the nature of the information provided, it is suggested that children are age 10 and above.
SOURCE: Verdant Health Commission