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‘Talk Saves Lives’ presented at Danville Community College

photo of guest lecturers at DCC on April 6

(April 10, 2017)  – Amy Hart, pictured left, from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and guest speaker Lorrie Eanes-Brooks, right, from Crossroads Reconciliation Services presented a variety of methods to prevent suicide during a guest lecture, entitled “Talk Saves Lives,” at Danville Community College on Thursday, April 6. Eanes-Brooks educated those gathered in Oliver Hall about the warning signs of suicide. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014. The presentation called for individuals to be aware of family and friends that show changes in emotion, increased stress, or sudden life changes. Some people are more at risk for suicide than others. There are health, environmental, and family history factors to consider when it comes to suicide. Talking to a family member or a friend might save their lives, Hart and Eanes-Brooks said during the presentation, but also explained that talking about suicide is not an easy thing to do. If you know anyone that is suffering from a health crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The presentation was made possible by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Virginia Chapter.

 

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