Veterans suicide prevention training offered

An Allegany County training to aid in preventing suicides among veterans and others is being made available this month.

An online S.A.V.E presentation by the Veterans Affairs Finger Lakes Healthcare System will be hosted by the Trauma-Informed Communities Throughout Allegany County coalition from noon to 1PM Wednesday, February 28, as part of the group’s monthly fourth Wednesday sessions about various aspects of trauma.

The training, which is focused on veterans, also is beneficial for non-veteran situations, through education about:
S-igns of suicide,
A-sking about suicide,
V-alidating feelings, and
E-ncourage asking for help.

Presenters also will provide a brief overview of suicide in veterans and resources to assist them and their families.

Pre-registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/Veterans-Suicide-Prevention.