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March 2017 Newsletter
Responding to Veterans in Crisis

Dr. Kathy Platoni, a licensed clinical psychologist and retired military colonel, will provide 2 seminars on March 30 to train medical emergency providers, mental health crisis workers and first responders on effectively responding to military veterans who are in distress. 

There is no cost thanks to generous support from the Samaritan Hospital Foundation. CEU's are available for nurses, counselors and social workers.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Journaling for Caregivers

If you or someone you know is a caregiver, whether unpaid or as a career caregiver, this workshop is a free and accessible way to add another invaluable tool to your caregiving kit. Led by three experienced local professionals, even the most reluctant and inexperienced writers will learn how journaling can provide much needed respite and long-term well-being. Please join us on April 17, 1:00-2:30 p.m., to learn more about how journaling can be an effective tool for caregivers.

This seminar is sponsored by the Ashland Public Library and the Mental Health and Recovery Board and is offered at no cost.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

New Blog by Dr. Jim Mooney

Dr. Jim Mooney is the Chief Medical Officer of University Hospital/Samaritan Medical Center. His perspective on healthcare considers the impact of our development, relationships and experiences on our overall health and quality of life over the life course.

Click HERE to read his most recent blog and for a list of his previous postings. 


Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting
April 21, 2017

The Mental Health & Recovery Board will be hosting a Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting on Friday, April 21, 2017 from Noon to 1:30pm at the Board Offices. 

The Coalition is made up of anyone in the county who is interested in the topic of suicide prevention.  MHRB staff will review the most recent data on suicides in the county.  Additionally, the Postvention support group for those who’ve lost someone to suicide will report out on their efforts.  Finally, the group will discuss a variety of education/prevention initiatives in the county and plan for ways to inform the community. 

For additional information and to register please Click HERE.


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