Do you care for someone who is at risk of suicide? It is more common than you think. The facts about suicide can be alarming. Who is at risk? How can you help? Can it be prevented?
In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, a free open community discussion regarding suicide will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The program is sponsored by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of South Lake Tahoe.
The guest speaker will be Christy Stevens, APRN, BC of Integra Health Services. Stevens is an advanced-practice, registered nurse practitioner, board-certified family practice nurse and psychiatric mental health nurse. She works with children and adults and has had experience in mental health issues for more than 14 years.
NAMI is a nonprofit 501(c) (3), charitable tax exempt, volunteer organization that meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library. For more information call Diana at (530) 577-4740.
– Provided to the Tribune