March 24th 9:00am-12:00pm
Maine State Library, 242 State Street, Augusta
Greg Marley, LCSW has practiced in the field of community mental health and prevention in Maine for over 40 years, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer and consultant. Since 2007, he has delivered training and consultation in suicide prevention and self-injury management, supporting the needs of a diverse set of statewide partners. Greg presents across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment and management, suicide postvention, grief management and related topics. For 2 decades he has supported schools, community agencies, families and individuals in the aftermath of a suicide or traumatic loss. Greg lives in Rockland with his family and spends his free time collecting, teaching and writing about wild mushrooms.
Hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers meet patients and family members as the end of life nears. At times, an individual's pain and despair may lead to a crisis where suicide is viewed as a viable option to end the pain.
This session is for those working professionally or volunteering in hospice programs and in bereavement services. It will address the stigma and value judgements related to suicide among older adults, common risk factors and warning signs and recent trends in suicidal behavior across the US and in Maine. We will also explore tools and processes for assessing risk and supporting an intervention to preserve safety. Because suicide is an often preventable tragedy.
Learning objectives- Participants will:
The Maine Hospice Council and the Palliative Care & Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council are proud to present the
Inaugural Statewide Palliative Care Conference
Thank you to our presenters, attendees, and volunteers for making this such a successful event!
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