Panel Discussion: “Suicide: A Public Health Issue In Adolescents & Young Adults”

October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm



The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and Wake Forest Baptist Health are sponsoring a “free” speaker meeting and panel discussion focusing on the public health issue surrounding suicide among adolescents and young adults.

WHERE: Old Salem Visitor’s Center, James A. Gray Auditorium, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston- Salem, NC 27101

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 6:30-8:30pm: Doors open at 6:00pm: refreshments provided.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Dr. David Goldston is the keynote speaker. Dr. Goldston is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldston has extensive educational background and knowledge on the topic of suicide among youth and young adults


Dr. Kimya N. Dennis: A sociologist and criminologist with interdisciplinary research and social activism that include suicide, suicidal self-harm, and mental health.

Dr. Corliss Thompson-Drew: Director of Psychological Services, Coordinator & Trainer for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System’s “Crisis Prevention and Intervention.”

Mara O’Neil: Co-Chair, Education & Programs Committee of the NC Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and advocate for the promotion of mental health-friendly legislation.

Tiffany Hall, LCSW: Suicide Prevention Care Coordination, Veteran’s Administration, Kernersville, NC


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