Franciscan Health holds discussion about suicide prevention

Franciscan Health is trying to spread suicide awareness and prevention.

Posted: Mar 8, 2018 5:40 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) --  Franciscan Health is trying to spread suicide awareness and prevention.

The Franciscan Accountable Care Organization (ACO) holds a monthly educational discussion series called Lunch and Learn on the second Thursday of every month.

On Thursday, the topic was suicide prevention.

Experts discussed ways to recognize and help someone who may be suicidal. They went over common myths about suicide and common warning signs.

They said if you think someone may be suicidal, don't be afraid to ask them and get them help.

There are several resources and numbers to call if you or someone you know needs help and officials said they can help.

"If you're breathing, we can help you. So at any time if we can build that relationship and just talk and ask the questions fairly early on in the conversation we can help at least try to prevent suicide in one way or another," said Beth Snack the community marketing coordinator for the Franciscan ACO. "We ask if anyone in the community has questions about resources to call us and we are happy to guide them towards those services."

To contact those services or learn more about Lunch & Learn, click here.

Here is the remaining Lunch & Learn schedule:

April 12 - Stroke Awareness
May 10 - State of Healthcare
June 14 - Time Management
July 12 - Drug Abuse and the Impact on Community
Aug 9 - Wellness for All Ages
Sept 13 - Healthy Lungs
Oct 11 - Medicare 101
Nov 8 - Therapy Services
Dec 13 - Handling Holiday Stress

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