LaSata, local health professionals host mental health tele-town hall

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Wednesday announced she will be hosting a tele-town hall event with local health care officials and advocates to raise awareness about suicide prevention and highlight local resources available to assist people dealing with mental health issues.

Experts will answer caller questions, discuss a number of topics, and share resources available for those struggling with mental health.

Who:

Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Coloma;

Kristen Jones, licensed master social worker with Spectrum Health;

Kelly Hostetler, executive director of St. Joseph County United Way;

Justin McCammon, crisis services supervisor, Woodlands Behavioral Health Network; and

Trent Watford, chair of the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

What:

A conversation with health care professionals to raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health and the resources available to assist those who are struggling.

When:

Monday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

Where:

By phone. Call-in number is 855-756-7520, extension 75794.

Brief:

LaSata will join local health care professionals and advocates in hosting a public discussion about suicide prevention and mental health. For those who are unable to make the call, additional resources can be found below

Residents or people they know, who need immediate help, can visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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