In the Jewish world, we don’t do enough to discuss mental illness. It still holds incredible stigma, and we are scared to utter certain words aloud (depression, panic, bipolar, breakdown, schizophrenia…) for fear of permanently labeling ourselves or others. We have no problem sharing our stories about struggles with weight issues, heart disease, or diabetes, but very few are brave enough to share their own experiences with mental illness. Thus, anyone who is suffering, suffers alone. –
Narges Dillon from StarVista
“Talking Through The Topic Of Suicide”
For more than 50 years, StarVista has helped people throughout San Mateo County navigate life’s challenges. Their counseling, crisis prevention, youth housing, and early childhood programs help tens of thousands of people in our community each year.
Narges will cover not only considerations and strategies for prevention, but also for post-vention; which refers to those left behind when a suicide occurs.
There will be an opportunity for questions and all are invited.
NAMI SMC will be available with materials and information.
California Clubhouse will host this event.