A suicide prevention course was helping students and community members recognize and help at risk individuals.
SafeTalk, which stands for suicide prevention for everyone, is a two-part class. One part was geared toward students while the other part was open to the community.
Instructors taught lessons on what signs to look for, available resources and how to bring awareness to the problem.
For anyone who thinks someone needs help, talking is an important first start.
“We started about a year ago, thinking about doing a suicide prevention program here at Bridgeport high school because we’ve noticed an increase in anxiety and depression among students and we wanted to create a support program both within the school and in the community to be able to help the students with the struggles,” said coordinator Trina Shaw.
Suicide prevention resources:
- Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit: 844-WV-KIDS-1
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Email for future trainings: email@example.com