Thursday, February 20, 6:30–8:30pm
Saint James Episcopal Church, Dexter
Coffee & Conversation @ Saint James Dexter
Every 40 seconds in the world, a person commits suicide. A typical high school classroom includes one boy and two girls who attempted suicide in the past year. Through advocacy, information, and reaching out, we can remind people in our communities that they are loved and that they matter to us. Our speakers each have unique perspectives on suicide and insights on how we can address this rising problem.
- Ryan Duffy, Michigan Chapter board member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Duffy started volunteering and fundraising for AFSP after losing his 23-year-old sister to suicide in 2013.
- Connie Nagy, founder of the Carl Nagy Foundation for Suicide Awareness, Brighton Mom
- Hannah Palmer, mental health advocate. Mental health advocacy was her platform as Miss Washtenaw, and she is continuing her work as a student at Eastern Michigan University.
Coffee & Conversation events are free and open to the public.
6:30pm—Welcome and Refreshments
7pm—Speaker followed by Q&A