Suicide Prevention
Carla Parnacher

Suicide and Self-Harm

Class Description: 
Suicide and self-harm impact people of diverse ages and backgrounds. You will learn about the importance of identifying and addressing trauma and dispelling taboos in the native community. Attention will focus on risk factors, your role in discussing suicide with others, questions you need to ask a suicidal person, and the key to hope.

About the Presenter: 
Carla Parnacher, MSW, LCSW, is a member of Glorieta Baptist Church. She serves as the Sunday school director and Education team leader. She is a licensed, clinical social worker with specialized training in cognitive therapy from Beck Institute. She is also a certified trainer for QPR suicide training and an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) trainer. She is the current Program Manager for Chickasaw Nation Outpatient Services where she is responsible for supervision of clinical services.

She received a BSW in 2003 and an MSW in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma. Her commitment is to work with Indian people in seeing them come to Christ; then helping them become empowered to live an abundant life.

 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.“  John 10:10 (NKJV)