It featured two keynote speakers who touched on various aspects of Suicide. Frank Campbell and Megan Chesin were present at the seminar. Dr. Chesin presented evidence-based practices on how to help prevent people from taking their lives.
Indiana has a higher suicide rate than the national average. In Vanderburgh Co. alone, 36 people have committed suicide this year.
The Tri-State Mental Health Community has several area resources including a suicide hotline. The hotline is available 24 hours a day.
Also, in September, the Suicide Prevention Coalition will be hosting a ‘Lifesavers Walk’. That will be at Evansville State Hospitl on Saturday, September 9th.