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Suicide Awareness


with Walter Boomsma

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm

This two-hour awareness session will bring attendees into compliance with the law (LD 609) that requires all Maine school employees to receive basic suicide prevention education. The program is designed to raise awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs and to provide information on what practical steps to take if suicide is suspected. While focused on students and youth, the information and skills you will learn are appropriate for use with  anyone who might be feeling suicidal, no matter what their age. The workshop is led by Walter Boomsma who is Gatekeeper Trained and is a NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Certified Mental Health First Aid Specialist. He is an experienced educator and substitute elementary school teacher

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