Tag: Suicide Prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day

When I first walked into the rooms of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, one thing rang true: that it was possible to move on from the past and start fresh. The past doesn’t have to define me; but a lot of times, I let it define me. Today, you might turn on the radio and hear nothing special, or you might turn on the television and see nothing but the average news that is playing every day. Now today may not be full of advertisements and cheer that we so regularly see on a holiday, but it is a holiday. Today is a celebration; it is World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organization released the statistics for 2012, and the numbers are shocking: there were a total of over 800,000 suicides reported. 800,000 lives are lost each year to suicide. Suicide isn’t selfish; the fact that they think that suicide…

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Community Suicide Prevention Training

The Aspen Hope Center is offering free Community Suicide Prevention Training.  To sign up, please call 970-925-5858.  The training dates and locations are as follows: – Tuesday, 9/9:  Carbondale Library, 6:00-7:30pm – Tuesday, 9/16: Christian Science Society House in Aspen, 6:00-7:30pm – Tuesday, 9/23: Snowmass Chapel in Snowmass Village, 6:00-7:30pm – Tuesday, 9/30: El Jebel Fire Station in Basalt, 5:30-7:00pm Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U