Coping with COVID

This pandemic has been difficult for all of us.  It has been challenging for our youth, parents, caregivers, and community professionals trying to balance the need to work and learn remotely while living with the uncertainty and threats of COVID 19.  For almost everyone, it impacts our mental health and sense of hope as we balance safety and access to the supports and services we need.  Our challenge moving forward is to rebuild Hope.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  This presentation acknowledges the challenging times we are living through and offers guidance to address mental wellness and help with the challenging conversation with someone who may struggle with mental health needs and/or the threat of suicide.

Topics will also address mental health stigma and effective coping strategies to help build resiliency and hope as we move together beyond these difficult times.  This session is open to anyone in the region — parents, caregivers, students and community members.

Presented by Greg Marley, LCSW, Director of Suicide Prevention for NAMI Maine.  Greg has practiced in the field of community mental health in Maine for over 30 years, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer and consultant.  Since 2007, he has developed and presented training and education supporting suicide prevention and management.   Greg has presented across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health and other topics.  Since 2009 he has provided training and consultation to schools, primary care practices, hospitals, and mental health programs supporting suicide prevention and intervention as well as support in the aftermath of a suicide loss.  In the rest of his life, Greg is renown as an expert in edible, medicinal and toxic wild mushrooms.  

This program is co-sponsored by Maine Suicide Prevention, NAMI Maine, and the Auburn Public Library, and will be presented via Zoom.  FMI or to register, call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Those who sign up will be emailed the Zoom link on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register