GUAM: Suicide Prevention Training Focuses on Intervention
July 15, 2016
News Type: Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark News
The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center is offering a month-long series of workshops to train community members in suicide prevention. Training topics include suicide intervention, strategies for dealing with stress and depression, and skills for coping with suicide loss. Suicide Prevention Specialist Michelle Sasamoto said that the Center has trained nearly 3,000 individuals, who “act as helpers in the community” using the skills, tools, and resources that they learn in the workshops. Starting in the fall of 2016, the Center will also be introducing “Lifelines: A Suicide Prevention Program” into the Guam public school system.
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