Healthy Charlotte Alliance welcomed Dr. Elise Herman, Victor Armstrong, MSW, Tom Gettelman, PhD, and Ian Murray, MEd, LPC to address the issue of mental health, depression and suicide.
Dr. Herman debunked a widespread myth that talking about suicide will lead to suicide. In fact, talking about suicide reduces the stigma, and allows individuals to seek help, rethink their options and share their story. She encouraged us all to talk more about mental health and suicide.
Importantly, attendees were challenged to Know One Mental Health Resource. Armed with a mental health resource guide, guests now know what to look for and where to turn if they see someone exhibiting warning signs.