Stop a Suicide Today Lecture

May 11, 2023 Sudbury Free
(Photo: DanHenson1/iStock)
(Photo: DanHenson1/iStock)

COVID may be almost gone, but our society is grappling with other challenges of epic proportions. Over 50,000 people commit suicide each year in the USA and there are well over 100,000 overdoses that lead to death.

It is estimated that there are well over a million suicide attempts each year in our society.

These numbers are truly staggering.

Is there something we can do?

How do we respond?

What are the warning signs?

What does Judaism have to say on this topic?

We invite you to join us to hear Dr. Douglas Jacobs, M.D. a national expert on Suicide Prevention, who will share key information for understanding this issue, and tools for lay people to be mindful of when facing such an issue.

Dr. Jacobs has been on the Harvard faculty for over 40 years and the clinical staff of McLean Hospital for 30 years and is a recognized expert in suicide assessment and intervention. In the early 1990s, he initiated the concept of large-scale mental health screening for mental disorders, with the founding of National Depression Screening Day. In 2003, he was appointed chairman of the workgroup that published the American Psychiatric Association’s Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patient’s With Suicidal Behaviors. In 2009, he conceived of the SAFE-T suicide protocol. He recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chabad Center of Sudbury
100 Horse Pond Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776

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