NAMI Maine will hold a Community Education Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Skowhegan American Legion Hall, 217 Waterville Road, in Skowhegan.

The event can bring together people to learn about suicide. They can hear from those who are personally impacted by mental illness.

The plan for the night is a suicide awareness training (which meets the state mandate for awareness level training for school staff) by one of NAMI Maine’s trainers, followed by a speaker’s panel from NAMI Maine’s speaker’s bureau.

The speaker’s bureau is made up of people with lived experience: people living with mental illness, their family members, people who have attempted suicide, and those who have been left behind after the suicide of a loved one. These panels can be very impactful and address the issue of stigma as it applies to mental illness in the communities.

For more information, contact Nickie McBrearity at 622-5767, ext. 2312, or [email protected].