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NAMI speaker addresses suicide prevention

By From page A5 | November 01, 2012

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin community room, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis.

The community room is at the rear of the church, accessible from the parking lot and from the Hawthorn Lane front entrance. Participation is free.

The speaker will be clinical psychologist Shana Alexander of the UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services. Alexander’s professional interests are sports and health psychology; mindfulness; perinatal mood disorders; disordered eating and body image concerns; suicide prevention and outreach; public speaking; and couples counseling. Her topic will be “Suicide Prevention, On Campus and Off.”

The potluck dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the program follows at 7:30. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share if they can, but all are welcome even if they can’t. Those with last names beginning with A-H are asked to bring a salad, I-P a dessert and Q-Z a main dish.

NAMI-Yolo (a chapter of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness) provides education, advocacy and support for people living with mental illness. For more information, call 530-756-8181 or visit www.namiyolo.org.

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