Teen Suicide Seminar For Adults and Teens

Teen Suicide Seminar For Adults and Teens
Thursday, November 5 & 12, 2015, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

One in 23 U.S. teens has attempted suicide, according to a new national study, and one in eight has thought about it. As a parent what do you do, how can you tell if your teen is in distress? How do you move on if you have lost your child to suicide?

Come to North Sewickley Presbyterian Church, 106 Chapel Drive, right across from Shakespeare’s Castle to find out more. Two discussion groups will be in session to help both the parents/adults and the teens lead by people who work in the field of teen suicide.

The adult group will be led by Phil Jamison Jr., M.Div., Phil is the Co—founder of the Children’s Grief Network and serves at the Samaritan Counseling Center conducting support groups who are coping with loss and grief. Our other leader is Carl Baughman, M.Div., M.S., L.M.F.T, he is the Executive Director and counselor at the Samaritan Counseling Center. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist plus a Pastoral Counselor, just to name a few of his credentials.

The leader of the teen discussion is Diana Mermon, for the past 15 years she has been working at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Diana has also served many different populations who suffer from mental illness, thou her specialty is teens at risk of mental disorders, crisis intervention, and cognitive enhancement therapy with Schizophrenia patients.

Joins us in Fellowship Hall to learn what to do, appropriate ways to express your concerns and the best methods for intervention. The second meeting will be how to express care and concern for family and friends, how the grieving process is different for those who survive a suicide and ways to communicate your concerns for them. For more information contact the church at 724-752-1272, or e-mail at nspc@zoominterent.net.