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"Shattering the Silence: Empowering Minorities in the Battle Against Suicide" Panel to Address Stigma and Raise Awareness

Updated: Mar 5


[DALLAS, TX, September 12, 2023] - To tackle the pressing issue of suicide within minority communities, a groundbreaking panel discussion titled "Shattering the Silence: Empowering Minorities in the Battle Against Suicide" is set to take place on September 16, 2023. This enlightening event aims to dismantle the stigma surrounding suicide in minority populations and provide essential insights into recognizing signs of distress, as well as accessing community resources for support.

Date: September 16, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center

Address: 4500 Spring Ave, Dallas, TX 75210

The panel will bring together experts, advocates, and community leaders to engage in a meaningful conversation about the unique challenges faced by minorities in the battle against suicide. Attendees can expect a dynamic discussion that addresses the cultural nuances influencing mental health perceptions, the importance of open communication within families and communities, and the impact of stigma on seeking help.

This event is particularly timely as mental health disparities and the need for targeted resources continue to gain recognition on a national scale. By fostering an open dialogue, "Shattering the Silence" seeks to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to support those in need within their communities.

Key topics to be covered during the panel include:

Defusing Stigma: Explore strategies to break down cultural and societal barriers that contribute to the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide in minority communities.

Recognizing Signs of Distress: Learn how community and family members can effectively identify signs of suicidal thoughts or behaviors, fostering a proactive and supportive environment.

Accessing Community Resources: Highlight the available local resources and support networks that can play a crucial role in preventing suicide and promoting mental health and well-being.

The event is open to the public, welcoming individuals, community leaders, and organizations interested in joining the conversation on mental health within minority communities. Mark your calendars and join us at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center on September 16, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM for an insightful and empowering discussion.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact:

Teri Cabrera

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