August 14, 2020

Be Prepared to Offer Compassionate Support in Crisis:

Join us for Training August 26

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Seekonk, MA – Few feelings are harder to live with than depression, suicidal thoughts, or loss from suicide. But how many of us feel equipped to help those in our lives when they share these thoughts? How can we be better at offering emotional support in times of crisis like COVID-19 when its needed most?

Join Seekonk Public Library as we host, How to Support Those at Risk for Suicide, on Wednesday, August 26, at 6 PM. This program will be presented through Zoom. Register now in the library Events Calendar and an email invitation will be sent to you approximately one hour before the program. Program registration is free and open to the public.

Presented by Samaritans, in this program we will explores many facets of suicide prevention and mental health, including review of statistics, myth busting, and stigma reduction, especially during COVID-19. Additionally, this program will help attendees be able to better identify potential risk factors and warning signs related to suicide and mental health. A large portion of this workshop will focus on skill building so that those who attend can feel more confident supporting loved ones who may need support.

Samaritans of Boston provides life-saving suicide prevention services and workshops, volunteer training, and grief support services. Samaritans offers a free, confidential, and anonymous helpline providing compassionate, non-judgmental support. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can phone or text: 877-870-HOPE (4673). You can learn more about Samaritans at www.samaritanshope.org.

For more event information, visit www.seekonkpl.org or email library@seekonkpl.org.

Event Date
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Event time
12:00 AM
Cost / donation
Free and open to the public
Contact
library@seekonkpl.or
g, 877-870-HOPE
(4673)

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