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Abuse and Suicide: SPC Monthly Educational Talk
February 10 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Who is it for?
The Suicide Prevention Coalition (SPC) talk will provide education around Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and its connection to suicide. IPV can have a traumatizing impact on those who are involved and suicidal thoughts, depression, and anxiety can all be byproducts of such experiences.
You will learn from someone who has been there herself and there will be Q&A time as well as a list of resources that can help you get the support for you or help a loved one.
Who will be speaking?
We welcome Lois Walters as she shares with us from a place of expertise and experience to lead our talk this month. Lois is a mental health and addictions nurse/counselor, and college-level educator with over 38 years-experience. She holds two masters degrees: one in nursing and one in human services.
She also completed Eastern Mennonite University’s Parish Nurse Program (also known as Faith Community Nursing). In 2005, Lois started a local faith-based widow’s support group which continues to this day. She teaches CPR and First Aid in the community. Additionally, Lois volunteers for MHA teaching QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer), a community-based suicide prevention program.
More about SPC Talks:
These free educational talks will be given on a monthly basis related to different populations and specific need areas who may experience suicidal thoughts, attempts, or the loss of loved ones to suicide.
Our goal is to better equip you to face specific challenges that may lead to suicidal thoughts. Our hope is that you find comfort in the words of those who have lived experience and provide education and resources to help you get connected to the support you need.