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GEORGETOWN, Del.– SUN Behavioral Delaware (SUN) will host a continuing education seminar on Wednesday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For this event, SUN’s featured speakers will be Alisha Saulsbury, LCSW-C and Ann Simpers, LCPC, of Mid-Shore Behavioral Health. SUN will host this event virtually to provide convenient access to all attendees.

The topic for this event is “Co-Occurring Disorders: How Trauma Plays a Role.” Guest speakers Saulsbury and Simpers will discuss links between trauma and substance use disorders, commonly known as addictions. Guest speakers Saulsbury and Simpers have nearly 40 years of combined experience working in mental health, substance use disorders, and have spent significant time working within the criminal justice system. During the seminar, Saulsbury and Simpers will discuss their experience with Trauma, Addiction, Mental Health, and Recovery (TAMAR), a trauma-focused program for women implemented in select Maryland detention centers.

Director of Business Development, Erin Willis, sees the issue of co-occurring substance use disorders as a critical one. “Substance use disorders do not discriminate. Everyone knows someone who has suffered from this disease,” said Willis. “We are committed to bringing awareness to crucial topics that can be controversial at times, but we’re here to try and help eliminate the stigma regarding mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.”

SUN Delaware provides inpatient care for adults and adolescents ages 13+ who are in a mental health crisis or need detox for a substance use disorder. SUN also provides outpatient services for adults who need intensive therapies quickly. SUN is open 24/7. All services begin with a no-cost assessment, available on a walk-in, appointment, or telehealth basis.

For more information, please email or call 302-604-5600.