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Hospital to Host Lecture: “With Help Comes Hope”

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Roger Girion, PhD, will present "Suicide Prevention: With Help Comes Hope" at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the Antelope Valley Medical Center Community Resource Center, 44151 15th Street West in Lancaster. The free hour-long lecture will cover:

  • An overview of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
  • Key steps to transforming feelings of hopelessness and helplessness into empowerment.
  • The warning signs of suicidal behavior.
  • Places and resources to seek help.

"Of the eight regions Los Angeles County uses for health statistics, the Antelope Valley area has one of the highest suicide rates in the county as well as one of the highest percentages of adults who tried to access mental-health care," said Dr. Girion, executive director of mental health services. "This presentation will help provide the tools for residents to cope and combat feelings that lead to suicide as well as forge connections to area resources for those that need additional help."

For more details, click here to view the lecture event page on Facebook and RSVP.

Opened in 1971, the hospital’s mental health unit is the only inpatient facility of its kind in the Antelope Valley. An expert team of psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, mental health technicians and clinical social workers provide compassionate and comprehensive care. The team creates care programs individualized and tailored to an individual’s specific needs and patients receive close medical supervision.