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165 Breaking The Stigma Of Mental Health And Suicide - A Personal Perspective By Steve Arkin

Released Tuesday, 4th September 2018
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Featured Speaker: Steve Arkin, staff neurologist at Saint Luke's Kansas City, "Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health and Suicide: A Personal Perspective"

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About our featured speaker:
Dr. Arkin will talk about the epidemic of suicide and trends in this country and worldwide, and about his personal journey through the years of living with a son with mental illness. He will discuss the stigma and pitfalls as well as the different modalities for treatment and coping. He will explore ways of battling stigma as a community, both as a person living with mental illness and having a family member die by suicide.

Steven Arkin is a staff neurologist with Saint Luke’s Health System. He was born in Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his internship at Northwestern University, and his residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa.

Steve has lived in the Kansas City area since 1994. He is married to Karen, also a neurologist at Saint Luke’s. They had two children, Jennifer and Jason. After losing their son to suicide, Steve and Karen co-founded SPEAK UP, Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids United as Partners Foundation.

Recorded at Kansas City Oasis on August 26, 2018.
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