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NIH Hosts Virtual Events in Recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month​

In recognition of September as National Suicide Prevention Month, and September 10 as the World Suicide Prevention Day, the NIH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) invites each of us to participate in the world wide "Create Hope Through Action" campaign. This is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us. Our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling.

Preventing suicide is often possible and you are a key player in its prevention. Through action, you can make a difference to someone in their darkest moments - as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbor. We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide. As such, EAP is offering two special, virtual events to provide additional information on ways to support each other. We invite you to participate. The login information is below.

September 9, 2021 11-11:45am, Stories of Hope

Hear stories from survivors of suicide attempts, understand the warning signs of suicide and learn how to support recovery for those in crisis.

Meeting link:  https://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=m47b509d9405705c6e9b372acfa16be51    

Meeting number:  2553 987 8459

Password:  p4sJYB6MuB4

September 30, 2021 11-11:45am, Living with Depression​

Hear from those who are living with depression, dispel myths about depressive illness and learn how to support the recovery journey.

Meeting link:  https://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=m0a86495c788f300a606329081a8b8863  

Meeting number:  2553 857 7246

Password:  Ht97dEUrxU4


Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Ms. Anna Verschoore, OMS, EAP, at anna.verschoore@nih.gov, 301-496-3164, and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made five (5) days in advance of this webinar.

The NIH Employee Assistance Program (https://ors.od.nih.gov/sr/dohs/HealthAndWellness/EAP) is part of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety in the Office of Research Services.   


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