Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — In recognition of the fact that knowledge is key to the successful management of one's mental health, The Moultonborough Coalition For Mental Health and the Prevention of Suicide is
sponsoring an educational forum entitled: Depression Across The Lifespan at 7 p.m. on February 21 at the Moultonborough Public Library.
Presenters from Northern Human Services and NAMINH will engage in a panel discussion with specific presentations on how depressive illness manifests in children, adolescents, adults and elders and the prevention of suicide across the developmental spectrum.
Dr. Melissa Myers, Psychiatrist from Northern Human Services will lead the discussion of medication management as an adjunct to therapeutic intervention and treatment of depression.
Karen Richards, LCMHC will discuss the signs and clinical treatment of depression in children; Judith Glick, LCMHC will review adolescent depressive illness, signs, symptoms and treatment; Eve Klotz, LICSW will discuss adult depression and access to Northern Human Services Emergency Services.
Depression in the elderly will be addressed as a panel discussion and Karen Richards, will do a brief presentation of REAP, a free, community based program offered by Northern Human Services which targets mental health issues and treatment of the elderly.
Presenters from NAMINH CONNECT, Annette Carbonneau and Cabrinni Kulish-Tobinshe will engage the discussion of suicide prevention by offering resources and education as well as a presentation by a family member survivor of suicide.
There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of presentations and all presenters will remain after the forum for further informal discussion to end the evening. There will also be a resource table and refreshments available throughout the evening.
This is a free forum sponsored by The Moultonborough Coalition for Mental Health and The Prevention of Suicide. The Coalition is funded by the taxpayers of Moultonborough with support from LRGH and The Moultonborough Family Health Center.