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Thriving At All Ages: Taking Action for Suicide Prevention


Location: Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park, CA 94025
Details: In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, our panel of guests shares their personal experiences and stories of hope. Join us for an enlightening, de-stigmatizing discussion about suicide. Our panelists include suicide survivors who have graduated from the Lived Experience Academy speakers training program. 
Our guests talk about their own mental health challenges, sharing their experience, strength and hope for the rest of us.

About The Lived Experience Academy:
The Lived Experience Academy (LEA), a program of San Mateo County Health, is designed for individuals who identify as having experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges, and/or their family members. Participants learn how to share their stories for the purpose of empowering themselves, furthering the healing process, reducing stigma, and educating others about behavioral health conditions. Graduates who become part of the speakers bureau share their stories with behavioral health providers and community members.

LEA core values: lived experience is expertise; integrating people with lived experience into the workforce is a type of workforce diversity, and increasing all forms of workforce diversity is important; storytelling can be empowering, healing, educational and de-stigmatizing.

Language: English
Age: Recommended for adults 
Contact: John Weaver | | 650-304-5624