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Suicide Prevention

May 15th – 21st is SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. It is important for community members to learn about suicide and how to talk to someone who might be considering suicide.

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safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. 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. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare is providing this FREE workshop!

When: Wednesday, May 25, from 9:00am-noon.

Location:

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare

2720 Liberty Rd NW

Conference Room 118

Roanoke, VA 24012

If you have questions or want more info contact Janis Carpenter at jcarpenter@brbh.org.

To register contact Linda Lambert at llambert@brbh.org.

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