Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce held a Lunch and Learn at Grace Point Fellowship Church on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The event “Questions You Have Been Afraid to Ask” focused on mental health issues, including depression and suicide. The facilitator for this event was Linda Nelson, the Marketing Director at Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands Hospital. Nelson mentioned the growing number of cases of suicide and other mental health issues being seen by Memorial Hermann and other facilities within the County.
Evan Roberson, the Executive Director at Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare discussed the origin of mental health treatment and how far the treatment process has come over the years. Roberson also expressed his concern for the increasing number of suicides in the Tri-County service area, which includes Montgomery, Liberty, and Walker counties. Last year alone, Tri-County served nearly 9,000 people with mental illness. According to Roberson, it is imperative that patients with mental illness get the proper treatment, so they stay out of jail and the emergency room. The goal of Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare is to break patients’ habitual cycles by providing appropriate treatment. Most patients can recover, but recovery is a process that requires lifelong management in many cases. To close his presentation, Roberson introduced a new campaign that Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare will soon launch. “I Choose Life” is a suicide prevention campaign which will target kids and adults with education and a challenge to “choose life” by signing an online commitment.
For crisis intervention please call 800-659-6994. For more information on Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare please visit www.tcbhc.org or call 936-521-6100.
The networking luncheon takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month. Members and guests are both welcome to attend the event. For more information, visit our website at www.magnoliaparkwaycc.org and like us at www.facebook.com/MagnoliaParkwayChamber.
[Update: We have provided the presentation from the event here]
Questions You Have Been Afraid to Ask Presentation
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