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CFCC to Host Suicide Prevention Workshop on February 4, 2023

suicide prevention workshopsWilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College’s Counseling Department and the Feminist Alliance Club will host a free Suicide Prevention Workshop presented by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The workshops will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Union Station (502 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC) in room 252. Registration is limited to 40 attendees; advance registration is required for each session.

Two different programs will be offered. Attendance at both sessions is not required but strongly encouraged. Lunch will be available to participants attending both sessions.

Morning Session – More than Sad for Parents

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Teaches parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child and get help. This program focuses on parents, guardians, and those who interact daily with teen youth. Register at https://wilmingtonmts.attendease.com/.

An optional train-the-trainer session will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to noon for those interested in becoming a More than Sad presenter.

Afternoon Session – Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This session covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors, warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe. Register at https://tslwilmington.attendease.com/.

An optional train-the-trainer session will be offered from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. for those interested in becoming a Talk Saves Lives presenter.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a grassroots non-profit that focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have been affected by suicide.

The North Carolina chapter is a part of ASFP’s nationwide network of chapters, bringing together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in their communities. For more information, please visit https://afsp.org/chapter/north-carolina .

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