November Fireside Chat at PIMC

Posted October 31, 2016 at 5:52 am by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Hosts ‘Fireside Chats’ -  Free Community Education Events - Louise Dustrude photo

Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter Hosts ‘Fire­side Chats’ -
Free Com­mu­ni­ty Edu­ca­tion Events — Louise Dus­trude photo

Self-harm and sui­cide is top­ic of PeaceHealth’s upcom­ing Fire­side Chat

Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Center’s fall series of Fire­side Chats con­tin­ues on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 10, with the top­ic “Under­stand­ing self-harm and sui­cide.” The chat, led by Gary Waters, MSW, Ed.S., DBH, is from 4 to 5 p.m. in the med­ical center’s main lob­by. There is no fee to participate.

Self-harm and sui­cide con­tin­ue to be a major pub­lic health con­cern and lead­ing cause of injury and death for many health pop­u­la­tions, espe­cial­ly in rur­al areas. Addi­tion­al­ly, there are many myths and beliefs about self-harm­ing behav­iors and the caus­es and respons­es to sui­ci­dal thoughts and ges­tures. This infor­ma­tive and brief pre­sen­ta­tion will dis­cuss self-harm and sui­cide from the pub­lic health, psy­cho­log­i­cal and med­ical per­spec­tive, as well as pro­vide a broad­er and more in-depth under­stand­ing of their caus­es, effects and treatments. 

Fire­side Chats are free com­mu­ni­ty edu­ca­tion ses­sions offered by Peace­Health Peace Island. The next Fire­side Chat is on Thurs­day, Dec. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. Top­ic is “The hol­i­days are crazy: A dis­cus­sion of feel­ings and emotions.”

Gary Waters is a behav­ioral health social work­er at Peace­Health Peace Island. He has expe­ri­ence in edu­ca­tion­al psy­chol­o­gy, clin­i­cal social work, fam­i­ly ther­a­py and chem­i­cal depen­den­cy treatment.

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