AUBURN — Greg Marley — a licensed clinical social worker and director of Suicide Prevention for NAMI Maine — will present a program, “Coping With COVID, Building Hope,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, via Zoom. The talk is hosted by Auburn Public Library.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This presentation acknowledges these challenging times and aims to offer guidance to address mental wellness and help with the challenging conversation with someone who may struggle with mental health needs and/or the threat of suicide.

Topics will also address mental health stigma and effective coping strategies to help build resilience and hope while moving together beyond these difficult times. This session is open to anyone in the region: parents, caregivers, students and community members.

Marley has practiced in the field of community mental health in Maine for more than 30 years as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer and consultant. Since 2007, he has developed and presented training and education supporting suicide prevention and management. He has presented across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health and other topics.

Marley since has provided training and consultation to schools, primary care practices, hospitals, and mental health programs supporting suicide prevention and intervention as well as support in the aftermath of a suicide loss.

This program is co-sponsored by Maine Suicide Prevention, NAMI Maine and the library. For more information or to register, call the reference desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email [email protected].  Those who sign up will be emailed the Zoom link on the day of the program.

For more information about upcoming, virtual programs, visit auburnpubliclibrary.org, its Facebook page, call the reference desk or send an email.

 

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