Elephant Room Productions presents Suicide Stories: Gallery of the Untold

September, 2017 – ELEPHANT ROOM PRODUCTIONS’ SHOW SUPPORTS AMERICAN MENTAL WELLNESS ASSOCIATION

Opening September 12th at 6PM and running through September 17th, Elephant Room Productions will present a theatrical production titled Suicide Stories: Gallery of the Untold as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2017This production features plays written by 9 playwrights all touching on the topic of suicide in their own unique and healing way. You are able to walk through the playing space like an art gallery where you can hear each person’s story while watching them create art before your eyes. [Read More]

Zero Suicide Initative

September 2017 – AMERICAN MENTAL WELLNESS ASSOCIATION SAYS ZERO SUICIDE INITIATIVE BEST MODEL FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

“Suicide is stage four crisis,” Sharon Engdahl, Executive Director of the American Mental Wellness Association explains. “The truth is it’s easier to prevent suicide when the focus is placed on stage one, which is the beginning of a mental health problem developing. This is no different than for prevention of death from cancer, lung disease, or heart disease. Yet, with mental health problems the approach is to wait until the person has suicidal thoughts and then try to prevent them from dying. This is outrageous!” [Read More]

From left to right: Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries, Commissioner George Hartwick, Rose Schultz Dauphin County MH/IDD, Sharon Engdahl and Alexa Moody of the AMWA, and Commissioner Jeff Haste.

August 2017 – PROCLAMATION ISSUED TO AMERICAN MENTAL WELLNESS ASSOCIATION

The Dauphin County Commissioners today presented a Proclamation to the American Mental Wellness Association to recognize their first anniversary and to call attention to its mission to build healthier lives free of mental health problems. [Read More]