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In Our Own BackYard: Suicide Prevention

From: Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 06:00pm
To: Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 07:30pm

On average, one person dies by suicide every four hours in PA.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34, 4th for 35-54 and 8th for ages 55-64.
In 2017, there were 2,030 deaths by suicide in PA, a 4% increase over 2016.
Between 2016 and 2017, the rate increased 16% for children and adolescents.

Suicide is now listed as an epidemic.

Those are some sobering statistics.
We all can play a part in working to get those numbers down.

As family, friends, teachers, or other community members significant to a person at risk, you may be the first person to talk with them. You can catch the signs and get help.

Join us for our In Your Own Back Yard community series on Suicide Prevention. We will talk through how to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and how to work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. And, we will share resources available if you, or someone you love, need help.

This is a FREE session, open to all in the community, led by Jayne Wildasin, TrueNorth Manager of Crisis Intervention services for York and Adams counties and a Registered ASIST trainer through LivingWorks. She is also a member of KCIT (Keystone Crisis Intervention Team)

TrueNorth Wellness Services 5351C Jaycee Avenue, Suite 1, Harrisburg, PA 17112

Location : TrueNorth Wellness Services 5351C Jaycee Avenue, Suite 1, Harrisburg, PA 17112

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