Suicide Awareness Training At Community Center

By on April 13, 2018

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often missed, dismissed or avoided – leaving people more alone and at greater risk. Thanks to funding provided by last October’s walk in Verona Park, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is bringing its safeTALK training to the Verona Community Center on Saturday, May 5.

The safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care. safeTALK is for anyone age 15 or older who wants to help prevent suicide. This three-hour training can help you make a difference.

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The program, which is free, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance is limited to 30 people, so you will need to register in advance by emailing Elizabeth Roithmayr at [email protected]

The Verona Community Center is located at 880 Bloomfield Avenue and the safeTALK training will be held in the Fireman’s Room on the second floor.

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