Samaritans Gatekeeper TrainingWednesday January 16, 2019
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Samaritans is an organization that specializes in suicide awareness and prevention. Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the risk of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings. Samaritans provides a number of services including 24/7 crisis management, grief support, and community outreach and education.
Lauren Gablinske, M.Ed, Director of Community Education and Outreach provides a Gatekeeper workshop titled “How To Support Those at Risk” for adults who care for or supports those considered at high risk for suicide. Examples would be: students, at-risk youth, at-risk adults (such as those with drug/alcohol addictions and/or a mental illness, LGBTQ, working-age men, etc.) or elders. This 1.5 hour training introduces Samaritans services and 24/7 helpline as an important free prevention resource. This presentation aims to destigmatize mental health and focus on recognizing risk factors and warning signs of someone at risk for suicide. Additionally, it aids in the effort to empathize and respond to an individual in crisis, followed by basic steps in getting a suicidal person help.
Location: Activity Room
to go to the Flint Memorial Library