Suicide prevention workshop

Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2010

Bereavement specialist Bob Baugher will present a workshop titled "Suicide Intervention and Coping with Suicide Loss from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The workshop will be held in Ballroom 1 at Centennial Hall and is open to the public.

The free workshop is sponsored by Hospice & Home Care of Juneau. The event is made possible by a grant through the City and Borough of Juneau.

National Suicide Prevention Week is being observed Sept. 5 to 11. Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day is being observed Sept. 10.

Baugher is a psychology instructor at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash. where he teaches courses in Psychology and Death Education. As a trainer for LivingWorks he has trained more than 1,000 people in suicide intervention. He has given more than 400 workshops on grief and loss across the U.S. including England, South Africa, and Namibia. As a professional advisor to the South King County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, Baugher has been invited to speak at many of the TCF national conferences during the past 14 years. He earned a certificate in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling and in the 1990s he was a clinician with University of Washington School of Nursing Parent Bereavement Project. Baugher has written several articles and seven books on the bereavement process.

For more information contact Hospice & Home Care of Juneau volunteer coordinator Tammy Antoniadis at 463-6106.

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