Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Contact:Bridgette Wagner Jones
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UNM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES
We all have the potential to help prevent suicide.
This substantive presentation covers the many myths that get in the way of reaching out to young people who may need our help; tools to identify those at risk of harming themselves; and how to increase their safety at home, school and in the community.
Dr. Kriechman will discuss resources we can use and how to support friends and family who have been left behind to cope with loss. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end of the talk.
Admission is FREE. Space is LIMITED. Registration REQUIRED.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:
Avron (Avi) M. Kriechman, MD
Professor, UNM School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Kriechman is a board-certified child psychiatrist and graduate of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, one of the premier institutions for family therapy in the United States. He currently leads the Alliance-building for Suicide Prevention & Youth Resilience grant in New Mexico.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Kriechman has helped children, adolescents and families in school, tribal, urban and rural communities. He has extensive training experience in strength-based psychotherapies and has held leadership roles in academic teaching hospitals and national health organizations.