The Anne Marie Project, In A Flash and St. Mary's Hospital will again partner to offer a program aimed at training adults to recognize the signs of suicide in children and youths.
In April, the organizations offered two sessions of "Signs of Suicide Training for Trusted Adults," in which attendees participated in a discussion designed to train adults, teachers, parents and guardians about how they might save lives.
Both sessions were filled nearly to capacity.
The Anne Marie Project — a coalition that provides resources to help young people find information and guidance on challenges they may face — and In A Flash — a nonprofit that strives to prevent suicide through education and heightened awareness while uniting survivors and providing support to those affected by suicide in local communities — will again offer two sessions at 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 in the St. Mary's Health Plaza Conference Center, 2505 Mission Drive in Jefferson City.
Colleen Pace, suicide prevention manager for St. Louis-based Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide, will provide information about suicide and lead discussions intended to help listeners learn to identify mental health disorders in young people.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend one of the sessions, and people who attend are asked to consider hosting "Signs of Suicide" training at their workplaces or churches.
Seating for the Oct. 1 sessions is limited, so RSVPs are requested by calling Julie Gramlich, founder of the Anne Marie Project, at 573-644-4965 or by sending an email to [email protected]
There is no charge for the sessions, but in-kind donations will support future training sessions.