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Suicide Prevention and Addiction-Dawn Farm Education Series

April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

There is an alarmingly high prevalence of suicide among people with addiction and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. Family, friends and professionals are often strategically positioned to recognize potential suicidal thinking and intervene to help. This program will raise awareness of the signs of suicidal thinking and describe ways to offer support and obtain help for people who may be contemplating suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize suicidal thinking, reach out and offer support to others contemplating suicide, obtain help when suicidal thoughts are present, and access local and national suicide prevention and intervention resources.


Presentation Slides

Additional Handouts

Related reading suggestions:

How I Stayed Alive While My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me by Susan Rose Blauner

The Scarred Soul by Tracy Alderman

My Son…My Son…A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide by Iris Bolton

No Time to Say Goodbye by Carla Fine

Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach by David Jobes

Why People Die by Suicide by Thomas Joiner

Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers by Jennifer Kingsonbloom

Cutting by Steven Levenkron

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan

Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology by Ron Maris, Lanny Berman, Mort Silverman

Women Who Hurt Themselves by Dusty Miller

The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors by Shawn Shea

Treating Self-Injury by Barent Walsh

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About the Presenter

Raymond Dalton, MA, CAADC

Ray is the Coordinator for Dawn Farm Outpatient Services,including Dawn Farm’s Community Corrections, Outpatient and Youth and Family Services programs. Prior to assuming this position Ray was the Community Corrections Outreach Program Coordinator and facilitated Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Groups in the Washtenaw County Jail and Probation Department. Prior to working for Dawn Farm Ray recruited, trained and supervised volunteer counselors to answer the suicide prevention hotline for the state of Kansas. He received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Mary and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.



April 24, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dawn Farm

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