September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and there is an ever increasing need to bring awareness to the warning signs of teen suicide. Tracy Cappiccille, LPC, DRCC and Dr. Annette Hoffman from the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, will shed some light on the growing concern over teen suicide in America. In this presentation for parents and professionals, they will share the vital statistics, discuss the warning signs, risk factors, appropriate ways to start a conversation and the many resources available.
Dr. Annette Hoffman is a clinical psychologist who works with the Suicide Prevention Program at the Mental Health Association, Essex and Morris and helps to provide education to the community about suicide and other mental health topics. Dr. Hoffman also provides supportive counseling to families who have adults coping with serious mental illnesses.
Tracy Cappiccille, LPC, DRCC is the Director of Suicide Prevention Services at the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris and is a licensed counselor. Ms. Cappiccille, is also a trained instructor in an evidence based program utilized in schools to educate students on mental illness and suicide prevention. She is also a trained instructor for the Talk Saves Lives Program through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.