Monday, May 12 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Door County Public Health’s Mental Health Focus Group is very pleased to announce that a nationally recognized leader in the fields of coping with traumatic loss, compassion fatigue, and suicidology, will provide a series of presentations May 12-13 in Door County. We began planning this event a year ago!
First, a bit of background. In 2011, Door County Public Health’s Community Needs Assessment determined mental health as the top area of concern. Among the factors considered was that the rate of suicide in Door County was higher than the state average for all four years studied.
We asked for volunteers to participate in a Mental Health Focus Group. Our group, which formed two years ago, includes general community and professional members. This is a truly collaborative group, and those who attend are very passionate about promoting mental health. The goals of the Mental Health Focus group include promoting mental health awareness, decreasing the stigma of mental illness, and suicide prevention.
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, Barbara Rubel will provide a series of presentations in Door County. Barbara Rubel is a well-known author, educator and dynamic speaker. Her biography and credentials may be found at: http://www.griefworkcenter.com/home.html. Barbara’s personal story includes that both her parents were police officers, and her father died by suicide when she was hospitalized to give birth to triplets.
Monday and Tuesday evenings, May 12 and 13, her presentations will be for the general community, and all are welcome! Several local professionals have heard Barbara speak, and have enthusiastically recommended her.
Monday's presentation is from 7-8 pm at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium. Tuesday night begins with a Resource Fair from 6:30-7 pm, and the Presentation is from 7-8 pm, at Stone Harbor Resort, Sturgeon Bay.
There is no fee to attend these presentations!