Suicide: A Health Crisis (Myths, Facts, and What You Need to Know)

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Date(s) - Oct 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room


You CAN make a difference. You can bring hope to someone who is having thoughts of suicide. Come learn about this important topic and find out about the tools that are available right now that you can engage in to make the most important difference and possibly save someone’s life. National suicide rates are at an all time high and we have a community health crisis right here in the Oak Park area. Suicide is the most preventable form of death, yet we have so much fear around talking about it.  Let’s talk about it! Don’t wait any longer to become a helper in this national epidemic that we can do so much about if we just engage and learn best practices on how to speak to someone having suicidal thoughts. A Thrive Therapist will be on hand during the event in case you need assistance.

¨ John Meister has been the Executive Director of the Thrive Counseling Center since 2016. Before becoming the Director, he had a successful career for over two decades at the USG Corporation as President of Building Systems. 

¨ John is also a retired member and Board Chair of the Thrive Counseling Center.

¨ John has recently earned certifications to train others in both Suicide Safer Talks and QPR, and has already conducted 10 training sessions in the Oak Park area.

All THRIVE TALKS are open to the public and free of charge.

RSVP (not required but appreciated) to Wynne Lacey at or 708.383.7500 x111