Suicide Awareness Focus of Free Local Workshop

Bloomington, Ind.—“Suicide Awareness: What Every Community Member Should Know,” will be the topic of this month’s free Centerstone Breakfast Learning Series workshop featuring Amanda Pardue, LMHC, on Friday, April 23, 2010. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church (2120 N. Fee Lane in Bloomington) from 8:00-9:30 a.m., the workshop is open to the public; breakfast is provided; no reservations are necessary; and continuing education credits will be available upon request. A $5 processing fee will be charged for CEU applications submitted by non-Centerstone employees.

Pardue will discuss the prevalence of suicide in Monroe County and in Indiana; how to recognize when someone is at risk for suicide; what we can do as family members, friends or as a community; and what local resources are available for help. For more information, visit our Events page.

The Breakfast Learning Series, a service of Centerstone, offers free monthly educational workshops presented by professionals on a variety of mental health topics. The presentations serve as trainings for licensed professionals as well as informational sessions for the general public; all are invited to attend.

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of the Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems, and Dunn Mental Health Center, the organization has served Indiana residents for more than five decades. Centerstone has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.