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Suicide Awareness & Prevention Townhall Held

The Breaking Through Task Force, Saving Lives Task Force, Be Resilient OBX, and Dare County Department of Health & Human Services partnered to host a town hall event on September 27, 2022 at First Flight High School.

With approximately 90 individuals in attendance, the main feature of the event was the recently filmed documentary Shattering the Silence: A Documentary about Suicide in Dare County. The thirty-minute documentary included stories of six Dare County residents who have been impacted by the suicide of a loved one or suicidal ideations.

Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and explore resources in Dare County related to mental health prior to the documentary viewing. After the documentary, a panel was held and members of the audience were able to ask questions of these local professionals. The panel included: Benny Baldwin,Documentary Videographer; Christie McEwan, Outer Banks Counseling Services; Susan Lee, Documentary Counselor; Kristen Krischoff, Mobile Crisis; Tracey Webster, Trillium; Dr. Ashley Clower, Surf Medicine & Dare County Department of Health & Human Services Board Member.

For more information please contact Kelly Nettnin, at or 252.475.5036.

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