How to Talk to Someone In Crisis

Do you know, or have you known, anyone with depression, anxiety or any other mental health issue and/or a problem with alcohol or other substances?

Do you know anyone whose stressors appear to potentially exceed his/her ability to cope with them?  This presentation will (a) inform you about warning signs and risk factors, (b) equip you with considerations to bear in mind when concerned about, approaching and talking to someone in crisis, (c) present a simulated conversation designed to train you how to talk to someone in crisis, and (d) help you recognize when further help is advisable/required.

All LACBA members are invited to join us for this important program at no charge.  


Michael Rexford, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Speaker Bio:

Michael Rexford is a former volunteer suicide prevention hotline counselor at Los Angeles's Suicide Prevention Center. He is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit suicide prevention and awareness foundation, LightHopeLife, one of the missions of which is to educate people on how to talk to someone in crisis.

Michael is a partner in the entertainment and media practice group in Manatt, Phelps & Phillips' Los Angeles office.  His practice is primarily focused on the representation of creative talent and companies in music, media, fashion, branding, new technologies and digital media.  His clients include songwriters, music publishers, recording artists, producers, managers, music industry executives, fashion designers and apparel and accessory companies.

Michael received a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.


LACBA Offices
1055 W. 7th Street, 27th Floor
Los Angeles. CA 90017

CLE Credit:  N/A

Parking available for $12

Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


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 LACBA Members (Webcast)  FREE

7/11/2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Los Angeles County Bar Association 1055 W. 7th Street Suite 2700 Los Angeles, CA 90017
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