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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Proclaiming September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Last night, Mayor Scheidt presented a proclamation designating September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to Matt Wadsworth of Providence Valdez Counseling Center. Don't forget to reach out to those around you this month to them to let them know you care. You can read the full proclamation HERE

Everyone in our community has been impacted in some way by suicide and we can all have a role in helping to prevent suicide. One way to help is to take the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) training offered locally by the Counseling Center this fall- for more information call them at 907-835-2838.  

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services also has additional resources and educational materials that can be found here:  https://health.alaska.gov/suicideprevention/Pages/default.aspx

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text the Suicide Crisis Lifeline 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.

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