Suicide: A Difficult Conversation Our Community Must Have

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at Central Oregon Community College will host a panel discussion about suicide causes, prevention, solutions, and resources in Bend on October 25, 2016. Oregon has the second highest suicide rate in the country, with two Oregonians taking their own lives each day. This event will provide an opportunity for the community to become more comfortable discussing suicide and to learn more about the causes of and resources for suicide.

Susan Keys, a national expert in mental health and suicide-prevention outreach and associate professor and senior researcher in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU-Cascades, will provide an introduction and moderate the discussion with panelists. An audience Q&A; session will follow the panel.

This event, supported by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities, is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Read more and register here. If you can't attend the event in person, it will be recorded and posted on Central Oregon Community College's website afterwards. The program is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on October 25, 2016 at the COCC Bend Campus, 2600 NW College Way, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, Bend.



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