Free veteran suicide prevention training offered in Belfast
BELFAST — The public is invited to participate in this free training on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. provided by Tracy Charette, RN. Charette works with the VA Maine Suicide Prevention Team at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.
Suicide prevention is the Veteran's Affairs highest priority and it has been realized that both early intervention and widespread support from clergy, law enforcement, all first responders, hospitals, Veteran organizations, non-profits that support Veterans, community providers, families and individuals helps reach Veterans where they live, work, and engage with others. Many Veterans are not engaged in care or contact with the VA and so creating these partnerships and understanding of Veteran risk for suicide is paramount.
Registration will be between 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Coffee will be provided. The training will take place at Faith Temple Church, 189 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast, Maine 04915. Contact Joy Asuncion at 207-930-5640 with questions, an RSVP is not required to attend.