Forum set on suicide prevention

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap County will host a forum on the tragedy of suicide at 10 a.m. March 29.

It will be at Poulsbo City Hall and will feature a panel of health experts.

On the panel will be:* Bev Cobain, cousin of the late Kurt Cobain, lead singer for Nirvana, who committed suicide 20 years ago in April 1994. Bev is a registered nurse and author of the acclaimed book, “When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens.”

* Kelly Schwab, program manager of the Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas.

* Scarlet Olson, facilitator for Survivors of Suicide (SOS).

* Dave Shurick, certified crisis intervention officer with the Poulsbo Police Department.

The program will include Kitsap County suicide statistics, information on current suicide prevention efforts and services available for those contemplating suicide as well as for the devastated family members, friends and neighbors left behind after a suicide.

The presenters will discuss actions to take as individuals and together to reduce or eliminate these preventable deaths.

This forum will be recorded by Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT) and will be rebroadcast on April 1, 9 p.m.; April 5, 11 a.m.; April 7, 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; April 9, 10 a.m.

Contact Maurie Louis, 925-640-9002 or, or Ann Strosnider, 360-471-6184 or with questions.



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