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Addiction and the Opioid Crisis—“Addiction and Suicide: Correlations and How a Community Responds”

Partnering with the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Cuyahoga County Postvention Response Team reaches out to those most directly impacted by suicide loss, and provides valuable training to law enforcement teams and potential first responders.

People with substance use disorders are about six times more likely to die by suicide than the general population, and survivors are almost 10 times more likely to feel suicidal in the aftermath of loss.

Members of the campus community are invited to learn about these “postvention” training sessions at the final installment of the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program’s Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Revelations of Recovery, Community Action and Our Legal System series.

Titled “Addiction and Suicide: Correlations and How a Community Responds,” the session will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Landmark Centre (25700 Science Park Drive, Beachwood).

The panelists will be:

  • Pete Bliss, founder/coordinator of Cuyahoga County Suicide Postvention Response Team; and
  • Sheryl Hirsh, community advocate and assistant director of Jewish lifelong learning with the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.

Kevin Adelstein, publisher and CEO of the Cleveland Jewish News, will moderate the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

Get more information about the event.