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First Aid

By Michelle Wagaman, Prevention Services Coordinator I married into a family that is really into games - like dedicate entire large closets to shelves and shelves of board games. There are childhood classics like Sorry! and Life, every version of Trivia Pursuit, card games like Bridge and 500, newer games like Apples to Apples and…
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Life Savers

Start your new year off right--by learning to save lives. We will offer Mental Health First Aid training in January and February.  A rise in suicides has led to a decline in life expectancy in the United States. You don't need a medical degree or a counseling license to prevent suicide: You just need to…
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Sparking Hope

Besieged by a rising tide of overdoses and suicide, the American life expectancy rate dropped for the third year in a row in 2017, according to reports released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life expectancy in the United States peaked in 2014, when Americans lived for an average of 78.9 years.…
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Enhancing Higher Education

Earlier this week, I got to go back to college. Well, just for two days and as an instructor. (A different kind of experience.) Nicole Gore, Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, joined me and RACSB Prevention Specialists Sherry Thompson and Sherry Norton-Williams, to teach two concurrent sessions…
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