• Released September 11, 2013

    As World Suicide Prevention Day approaches, The Scarborough Hospital will be addressing this very important issue with a workshop on suicide prevention on Wednesday, September 11.

    The free, one hour workshop will examine risk factors and warning signs for suicidal behaviour, as well as provide resources for those who may need help, their family and friends.

    “What I really hope participants in this workshop come away with is that that suicide is more common than many of us think and that it’s important not to avoid the topic because often someone will be relieved to be able to open up and speak about their feelings,” said Kristine Lorbergs, Clinical Resource Leader and Nurse Practitioner in The Scarborough Hospital’s Mental Health program who will be leading the workshop.

    The workshop is being held at The Scarborough Hospital’s Global Community Resource Centre. The Centre is a dynamic ‘one‐stop’ interactive hub offering access to reliable, current multilingual health and community information in a variety of formats. Every Wednesday, the Global Community Resource Centre hosts a workshop for patients, families, staff, volunteers and community members to learn more about healthcare and the health resources available in Scarborough.

    World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides.

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, noon to 1 p.m.

    WHERE: The Scarborough Hospital General campus, 3050 Lawrence Avenue East, Global Community Resource Centre, Tower Lobby Entrance.

    WHO: Kristine Lorbergs, Clinical Resource Leader and Nurse Practitioner, The Scarborough Hospital Mental Health Program.

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