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on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:50
Promoting Help-seeking among College Students: Strategies for Suicide Prevention
In this webinar presenters will share recent research findings and describe strategies their campuses employ to increase the likelihood that a student who needs mental health services will seek out assistance. Pre-registration is requested. May 22, 3-4:30 ET.
 
Community Champions Conference Call  Please join us on May 20th at 3:30.  Our group of Community Champions – people willing to engage others in conversations about risk of suicide and ways to promote safety in our communities continues to grow.  Join us to learn how important every conversation is and how you can make a difference!  Call-in details to follow. 
 
safeTALK – Suicide Awareness for Everyone
June 26th 9:00-1:00 at the Putnam Hospital Center
 
safeTALK is for all community members.  Learn to recognize when someone may be at risk, how to begin a conversation and most importantly how to connect with community resources that can help effectively.
 
There is no charge to register but space is limited.  Registration deadline:  June 13.
 For more information:  contact MHA in Putnam: 845-278-7600, ext. 202 or e-mail: mcastellano@mhaputnam.org
 
New Support Group for mothers who have lost a child to suicide. 
 
Rebecca Walkley will facilitate the time-limited group which will meet from June through September on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 PM in Mount Kisco.  For more information, click here.
 
Ms. Walkley has facilitated a suicide survivor’s support group and closed loss focused groups since 2009. She can be reached at 914-262-6320 and www.rebeccawalkley.com.

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on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 21:53

Send a Lifeline

on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 16:58
As you know, it can be hard to know how to help someone who is struggling or even thinking about suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is trying to make reaching out to a friend a little easier by creating Lifeline E-Cards.
 
With just a few clicks, you can send a free Lifeline E-Card for sympathy over a death of a loved one, to offer emotional support, or to simply tell someone you're thinking of them. Since finding the right words to say can be a struggle in and of itself, the Lifeline E-Cards have a variety of customizable messages. One you click send, in addition to an uplifting card and comforting message, your friend will also receive a link to chat with a crisis counselor along with the Lifeline's 24/7 hotline number.

Ayuda a Alguien (Help Someone Now)

on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 15:11
Si alguien se encuentra en riesgo inmediato, llama al 911. No dejes a la persona a solas- siempre y cuando tú estés a salvo al estar con ellos.
 
Si tu puedes alentar a el o a ella a conversar, hazlo con calma y compasión. El escuchar a alguien que esta sufriendo de manera empática, puede ser un momento crucial para alentarlo de que el suicidio no es la respuesta. Si puedes, siempre y cuando te mantengas a salvo, separa a la persona de los medios de suicidio como las pastillas o armas. 
 
Asistencia
Asistencia por teléfono esta disponible 24/7/365 mediante la Línea Nacional de Prevención de Suicidio en el teléfono 1-800-273-TALK o en el sitio de Internet www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
 
Trabajadores entrenados pueden hablar con individuos que están considerando el suicidio y con sus amigos y parientes que están preocupados. Los trabajadores pueden proveer sugerencias para ayudarte a ti mismo o a alguien que amas; además, te pueden proporcionar información acerca de apoyos y servicios cercanos en tu área.