March 3, 2021

County to Host Online Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Conversation Wednesday, March 10

Montgomery County residents can join an online conversation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, about suicide prevention and mental health issues impacting the community as the COVID-19 health crisis continues.

The session is part of the series “Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On—One Conversation at a Time for the Community,” which is focused on mental health and wellness issues affecting the community during the health crisis.

Join the conversation via Teams Live at or view it live on the County’s cable station County Cable Montgomery or on the County’s Facebook page.

During the conversation, Tammi Ginsberg and David O’Leary, board members for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will share their personal experiences with suicide loss and mental illness. They will address how to reach out to someone in crisis and explain why self-care is an important factor in suicide prevention.

In 2019, 47,511 Americans took their own lives, making suicide the nation’s 10th-leading cause of death. However, suicide can be prevented.

The virtual meetings are held every other Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The events are free, open to the public and no registration is required. 

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and click on mental health resources or email