Free Suicide Prevention Workshops Begin Today

What: Suicide Prevention Workshops
When: Today and Friday (June 23-24), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: BloodSource, 1880 Park Marina Drive in Redding
Cost: FREE

The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency and the Suicide Prevention Workgroup are pleased to present four free trainings through the “Connect Project,” a national guide to prevent suicide designed specifically for rural communities.

Training sessions are for:

    Media and other communicators (anyone who writes, speaks or may otherwise communicate about suicide): 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. today (June 23).

  • Faith leaders and faith communities: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 23.
  • Employers (handling the aftermath of a suicide): 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday (June 24).
  • Youth (starting grade 9 or above): 1 to 4 p.m. June 24.

All trainings are at BloodSource, 1880 Park Marina Drive, in Redding. Trainers are from the Connect Suicide Prevention Project, a comprehensive, community-based approach to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention (actions taken after a suicide). The program trains people to play a critical role in suicide prevention and encourages the development of a community network of service providers and individuals.

As space is limited, pre-registration is required. Go to for more information. For more information, please contact Katie Cassidy at (530) 229-8426.

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