Local Churches to Host Suicide Prevention Workshops

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In response to the high rate of suicide in the Tampa Bay area and Suicide Prevention Month,  three local churches are hosting workshops to educate individuals on how they can help with the prevention of suicide. Topics to be addressed include: How can we encourage family and friends who are struggling with mental illness? What are the signs that someone may be contemplating suicide? What can we do when we notice these signs? This workshop will be led by a mental health professional with BayCare Behavioral Health. All are welcome! Please share this with the community. The media are invited to cover these workshops.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (Workshop Offered in English and Spanish)
St. Lawrence Parish, 5225 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL  33614
English Meeting in Higgins Hall, St. Thomas Room/ Spanish Meeting in Higgins Hall, St. Augustine Room

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 1955 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL  33764
Meeting in Resurrection Hall

Additional Information:

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34. More than 90% of people who die by suicide show symptoms of a mental health condition. To learn more, visit: https://www.nami.org/suicideawarenessmonth/hp

Already Held Sessions: 
 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (Workshop Offered in English and Spanish)
Nativity Parish, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL  33511
English Meeting in St. Francis Room, Spanish Meeting in Room C of the Social Hall