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September 20, 2013
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"safeTALK" suicide alertness for everyone

Residents have another opportunity to learn how to build “Suicide-Safer Communities” in the Colfax area at workshops today

The Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., is hosting a free basic workshop to raise suicide awareness. The first workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The same workshop will be repeated from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m..

This is an educational workshop that will help community members learn to recognize the signs when someone is thinking about suicide, including how to keep the person safe and how to connect them with people who can help.

That information empowers folks as friends and family members with tools for being helpful when a situation arises. Several months ago, Colfax was touched by a suicide of a popular business man. The safeTALK workshops are presented free by Madrigal Training Services as a community resource. They are co-sponsored by Sierra Vista Community Center, GE Training Solutions and LivingWorks.

For more information and to register, contact Madrigal at 530-346-7042 or visit

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The Union Updated Apr 6, 2014 01:22PM Published Sep 20, 2013 10:10PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.