PIO Number: 20-2-22
JOIN US FOR A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR AN INSIGHTFUL TALK FROM SURVIVOR KEVIN BERTHIA
WHO: Attendees from Wellpath, law enforcement agencies, mental health organizations and the judicial system
WHAT: Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event sponsored by Wellpath in partnership with the Broward Sheriff’s Office
WHERE: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center
Cypress/Royal Poinciana Room
11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs, FL 33076
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHY: Broward County, along with many communities across the U.S., is greatly affected by suicide. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Medical Examiners Commission 2018 Annual Report, there were 264 suicides in Broward County. In his talk, Kevin Berthia will discuss how we can impact people’s lives just by listening. He’ll share his own story about how someone listened to him and how that simple act helped prevent him from taking his own life.
• Kevin Berthia, guest speaker and suicide survivor (see event flyer below)
Wellpath holds patients at the center of everything we do. Our company nurtures innovation and values compassionate service. With nearly 16,000 clinicians and professionals in 33 states across the U.S. and Australia, Wellpath focuses on delivering high quality healthcare. Every day, Wellpath provides medical and behavioral health services for more than 300,000 patients located in state hospitals, forensic treatment and civil commitment centers, as well as local, state and federal correctional facilities. Learn more at https://wellpathcare.com. For more information regarding Tuesday’s suicide prevention event, contact Judy Lilley at (770) 344-9550.
THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO