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September is Suicide Prevention month. As many of us know, the work of suicide prevention is going on 24/7, 365. It happens in schools, in homes, at doctor's offices and in emergency departments; but it also happens online, in text messages, and in everyday conversations. For every suicide that is completed, many are averted.

You can play a role in suicide prevention: talk openly when friends and loved ones about what they are going through, get trained to recognize the signs, or share resources that could help those who haven't voiced their pain. Everyone plays a part!

Resources:

Help Happens Here: 434-227-0641

Region Ten Emergency Services: 434-972-1800

CAPS: 434-243-5150/ 434-297-4261 After hours

ReadyKids Crisis Line: 972-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text "help" to 741741

Trainings*:

Mental Health First Aid

ASIST ( Applied Suicide Intervention Training)

*Both of these are offered by Region Ten. Contact Sissy Allen for more information.

Upcoming Events:

2017 Lock and Talk Suicide Prevention Event: 09/29 at PVCC

2017 SPARC Walk and 5k: 10/21 at East End Farm, Louisa

#Suicideprevention #resources #SPARC #Crisis #Suicide

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