September 2015 Member News

  Janie Harwood keynotes at event on suicide awareness. Harwood was the keynote speaker at a seminar hosted by the Tyler Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care and Avail Solutions. Held on World Suicide Awareness Day, the event focused on suicide prevention, factors that put people at risk for suicide, and access to local resources. http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-News+Local/223869/mental-health-agencies-to-host-event-on-suicide-awareness
   
Celeste Johnson Celeste M. Johnson recognized by Parkland Health & Hospital System for being elected to APNA Board of Directors. Johnson is the director of nursing and psychiatric services at Parkland Health & Hospital System. http://starlocalmedia.com/mesquitenews/news/parkland-director-named-to-board-of-apna/article_cad5719e-4c67-11e5-88cc-2b0d681123a4.html
   
Annette Kleinhenz Annette Kleinhenz leads community conversation about suicide awareness in Columbus. Kleinhenz lost her son to suicide, which motivated her to pursue psychiatric-mental health nursing to help others struggling with mental illness. She spoke at Columbus East High School in Indiana to raise awareness. http://fox59.com/2015/09/10/community-conversation-about-suicide-awareness-held-in-columbus/
   
Geraldine Pearson named Editor in Chief of Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association. On September 8th, APNA announced that Dr. Pearson will succeed Karen Farchaus Stein as Editro in Chief of JAPNA, effective January 1, 2016. http://www.apna.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=5826
   
Mona Shattell Mona Shattell blogs about scientists and social media. Shattell responds to a recent editorial that criticized scientists using social media. Her blog for the Huffington Post contradicts the editorial and suggests that scientific participation on social media can help increase engagement across demographics. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mona-shattell/scientists-should-contrib_b_8164062.html
   
Kat Wijdenes Kat Wijdenes recognized by the Arizona Daily Star for being named an APNA Board of Directors Student Scholar. Wijdenes is pursuing her DNP through the University of Arizona College of Nursing. http://tucson.com/business/local/biz-awards-in-southern-arizona/article_21749bd2-1db2-58c1-a284-9f3049c270f8.html
 
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