MCES Promotes Mental Health And Suicide Prevention

Sunday, October 7, 2018

During September MCES staff participated in local events to promote mental health care and suicide prevention.

On Saturday, September 8, MCES had an information resource table at the East Norriton Community Day 2018 at the Standbridge Street Park. Many residents from the township and adjacent communities stopped by to learn more about MCES's services and get answers to questions on dealing with mental health crises and thoughts of suicide.

On the evening of Tuesday, September 11, MCES was part of a panel discussion of suicide prevention at the Conshohocken Community Center. Panelists included government officials, representatives of community services and suicide prevention programs, local police, and persons who had survived suicide attempts.

The panel took questions from the audience on suicide risk factors, warning signs of possible suicidal behavior, talking to someone who might be suicidal, and, most importantly, how to get help when confronted with a suicide emergency.