Town Hall on Suicide – Part 2
From March 27, 2017
The Community Discussion
o When people reach out, help. They want resources.
o There is stigma even about feeling stress particularly among professionals.
o Is some suicide in older adults due to compassionate choices?
o Chronic pain and illness
o Prescription side effects
o Mental illness
o Reach out to people who have been hospitalized just as you would for a physical illness. People need connection to other people. Suicide decreases significantly when people follow up after hospitalization.
o Training in Mental Health First Aid
o Community Mental Health
o TCM Counseling
o Suicide prevention hotline 800.273.8255
o Suicide prevention text hotline 741741
o Be.nice for corporations and professionals to decrease stigma
o Stomp Out Stigma Walk
o Momentum Center for Social Engagement
o Four Points
o Parish Nurses at St. Patrick’s/St. Anthony’s, Ferrysburg Community and Second Christian Reformed Churches (and you do not have to be a member of the church to receive help)
o Family Support Group
o DBSA (Depression BiPolar Support Group) Peer Support 1st and 3rd Monday
o Suicide Review Team (as in Muskegon)
o MHFA/QPR training for organizations that reach seniors
o Wellcare for mental health
o Explore alternatives – what are they?
o Media list (movies like Hope Bridge)