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Suicide Prevention

Lori Bush
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by Ann Arbor therapist Lori Bush to talk about resiliency and how to develop the skills necessary to navigate the negativity in today’s world.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is the art of well-being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local parenting expert Nancy Serlin, who talks about teaching coping skills and resiliency to kids and how they learn from their families.


Many people have experienced shock and sadness following the suicides this week of popular fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.  Even though we didn't know them personally, some people are struggling to process the deaths.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor psychologist and lecturer at the University of Michigan Dr. Robert Pasick about what to do to cope, and the stigma of mental health issues.


Eastern Michigan University

Most everyone has been touched one way or another by suicide.  To raise awareness of suicide prevention, a community walk is planned Friday, September 29th on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  The Out of the Darkness Community Walk will begin with opening remarks from local 12th district Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with Congresswoman Dingell about the event.

Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor.  Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged.


Washtenaw County Public Health
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The Washtenaw County Health Department has a new suicide prevention support group for parents.

Cathy Radovich

A suicide ends one life and  it forever alters the lives of family and friends. It is an issue that, despite increased awareness, is still discussed in hushed tones and often with stigma attached. On Tuesday, February 7th, the Washtenaw County Public Health Department will host a town hall forum on suicide prevention at the Learning Resource Center in Ann Arbor.  With that in mind, 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan delves into the deeply personal impact of suicide and what measures are being taken to better protect at-risk lives in our community.