In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and response to the rising suicide rate and suicide attempts among Asian American youth in Montgomery County, CCACC in partnership with the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) and support from SAMHSA/ U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is offering a 1-hr interactive presentation on the new “988” Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. When you call, text, or chat at 988, you will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from the experts about the lifeline and what to expect when you, your family, or community members call the number. The session will be in Mandarin”.
“ 9 月為預防自殺關注月，並響應蒙哥馬利縣亞裔美國青年自殺率和自殺企圖的上升，CCACC 與亞裔美國人健康倡議 (AAHI) 合作，並得到 SAMHSA/美國公共衛生服務委員會的支持， 將就新的“988”自殺和危機生命線提供 1 小時的互動演示。當您撥打 988 打電話、發短信或聊天時，您將連接到訓練有素的輔導員，這些輔導員是現有 Lifeline 網絡的一部分。這些訓練有素的輔導員會傾聽，了解他們的問題如何影響他們，提供支持，並在必要時將他們與資源聯繫起來。參與者將有機會直接從專家那裡提問並聽取有關生命線的信息，以及當您、您的家人或社區成員撥打該號碼時會發生什麼。會議將以普通話進行”。
Below is the bio for the speaker:
John Palmieri, MD, MHA, is a Senior Medical Advisor at SAMHSA and currently serving as the Acting Director for the 988 and Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office. Prior to his arrival at SAMHSA, Dr. Palmieri was the Division Chief for Behavioral Healthcare at the Arlington County, Virginia, Department of Human Services. Dr. Palmieri is a licensed physician in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry. He graduated from Brown University Medical School and completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.