Capitol Hill Panel Conversation to Address Personal Stories of Recovery and Resilience After a Suicide Attempt

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2015) – According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 1 million Americans attempt suicide every year in the United States. Next Wednesday, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading suicide research and prevention organization in the U.S., invite you to a panel conversation during May Mental Health Awareness Month featuring three speakers who will share their personal stories of recovery and resilience after their suicide attempts. Lunch will be provided.

AFSP Vice President John Madigan will lead the panel conversation accompanied by moderator Dr. Doreen Marshall, AFSP Senior Director of Education and Prevention. Dr. Marshall will provide an overview of those who live with suicidal ideation and/or attempts and why it is critically important to learn from their experience. Q&A to follow.

WHEN: 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WHERE: Cannon House Office Building, Rm 122
First and C Streets, SE
(Entrance is on opposite corner directly north of Capitol South Metro stop)
Washington, D.C. 20024

MODERATOR:
• Doreen Marshall, psychologist and AFSP Senior Director of Education and Prevention

SPEAKERS:
• Taryn Aiken, resident of Pleasant Grove, UT
• Brandon Marsico, resident of Harrisburg, PA
• Shelby Rowe, resident of New York, NY

SPONSORED BY: Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

RSVP: Media must RSVP for this event. Please email [email protected] Lunch will be provided.

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