Join us on Tuesday, 17th September from 7 to 9pm at Evergreen Hospital for an Educational Forum on Borderline Personality Disorder.
The speaker, Elizabeth LoTempio, PsyD, specializes in working with adults and adolescents diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and/or struggling with problems including emotion dysregulation, self-harm, suicidality, eating disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders. She has extensive training and experience using evidence-based treatments, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in the Yale-New Haven Hospital Intensive Outpatient DBT program treating individuals with borderline personality disorder and chronic suicidality and self-harm. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in adolescent and adult DBT at the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of Seattle (DBTCS). She is currently a staff psychologist at DBTCS and provides individual therapy, skills groups, and multifamily skills groups for adults and adolescents.
September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week Read More >>
Suicide is preventable, and we can all play a role in this. To do this, we need to know more about it. We need to know how big the problem is in our communities, what the warning signs are, and what to do if we see these signs in someone we know.
To learn what you and others can do in your community, please download and share the Suicide Prevention Community Participation Packet, and Governor Inslee's Proclamation. If you know someone who needs help, the Washington Recovery Help Line (1-866-789-1511) offers 24/7 emotional support and referrals to resources in your area.
September is also National Recovery Month, and several events are happening around the state to celebrate recovery. See links to Recovery Month resources, Governor Inslee’s proclamation, and other announcements here: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dbhr/
An Inspiring Talk
Author Evonne Agnello will be giving a free talk on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7pm. Her book Shaking Shame from Mental Illness is a memoir with a message of hope for anyone who has suffered from depression or trauma. With sensitivity, Evonne explores mental illness from both sides – within the mind of the sufferer and of those watching the one suffering – and sends hope for all. Her talk is presented by the Mental Health Ministry of St. James Cathedral. It will be in the Holy Names Room in the Pastoral Outreach Center at 804 Ninth Avenue, Seattle. For more information, contact Nancy Granger at firstname.lastname@example.org