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Saving Lives Through Conversation

Why do we need to talk about suicide and suicide prevention? Is it really relevant? Suicide is a topic that is very difficult for individuals to speak about and increasing their comfort in being able to talk about it also increases the ability for us to provide services to individuals who might be struggling with […]

Walk Out of the Darkness Rutland

On Saturday, September 14, 9:30am, Walk Out of the Darkness Rutland is part of a nationwide effort by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to raise the awareness of suicide and efforts to prevent it. Their goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by the year 2025.

Community Health’s Behavioral Health Practice Leader Christopher Chadwick says his team has recently taken special training on suicide prevention and understands the power of community support. “The importance of walks like this is to shine light onto a darkness that impacts our patients, friends and family members whose lives have been impacted by suicide,” Chadwick said. “We want to show strength and unity for those who continue to feel alone.”

Registration is free for this walk. Here is the sign up for the Community Health team

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