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"Walk and Talk for Suicide Prevention Awareness" Set for September 7

Local organizations come together to spread the word that help is here. United Counseling Service (UCS) and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), are leading a community-wide charge to spread awareness about suicide prevention at a new event: “Walk and Talk for Suicide Prevention Awareness.” The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, September 7 at the pavilion of the Vermont Veteran’s Home at 325 North Street in Bennington. “Suicide is a risk for so many, especially veterans and teens,” said Alya Reeve, MD, medical director for UCS.” We want to bring the topic out in to the open and spread the message that help is here.” The aim of this event is to draw the community...[ more ]

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"Walk and Talk" For Suicide Prevention

Start On: September 07, 2019

Suicide is the leading cause of death of Vermonters ages 10-14 and the second leading cause for those 15-34. We all have an interest in helping protect ourselves, our friends, and our neighbors from suicide. This event will draw our community together in a show of support for those who are struggling, share the signs that someone close to you is thinking of suicide, and provide helpful information...

Mental Health First Aid

Start On: September 18, 2019

This course will run September 18 & 19 from  9:00am to 1:00pm. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course which teaches participants an action plan to assess a situation, select, and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for an individual. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impa...

The Barn Sale

Start On: September 21, 2019

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