September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Get trained to know the signs & what to do:
According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health)'s website: "Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that effect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and suicide occur too frequently but should not be considered common and can indicate more serious issues. In many cases the individuals, friends and families affected by suicide are left in dark, feeling shame or stigma that prevents talking openly about issues dealing with suicide."
• I'm in crisis or am experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts: National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
• Crisis Text Line - Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
• I'm looking for more information, referrals or support: NAMI HelpLine 800-950-NAMI (6264)
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
The Town of Canton's Mental Health Taskforce is sponsoring several training workshops, available to a number of Canton individuals and groups:
Thursday, September 7, 2017: "Brunch & Learn" Event at Canton Senior Center: open to Canton Senior Center Members. FREE. Limited to 30 Registrants.
Thursday, September 21, 2017: Evening Workshop/Training with Light Refreshments: open to the General Public. FREE. RSVP Recommended
Call 860.693.5811 x3 to Reserve your Seat
(remember to identify which date you wish to attend)