TELL… someone if you are having thoughts of suicide or if someone you know is experiencing emotional distress ASK… “Are you you having thoughts of suicide?” If yes, LISTEN to the person’s concerns and get them connected to help. Help is available. Connect to KEEPSAFE resources listed at the bottom of this site. There is HOPE! Keepsafe.
UPCOMING EVENTS in Brandon:
Each year SPIN calls for nominations to acknowledge and provide public recognition for the contribution of individuals and organizations for their efforts in making Brandon and area suicide-safer. Awards will be given out on September 10, 2019 at the World Suicide Prevention Day event on September 10, 2019, at 12:00 pm. This year’s theme is Working Together to Prevent Suicide. Please find the nomination form and poster below! Deadline for nominations is August 16, 2019.
Brandon Dates for 2019-2020 Public Education Opportunities
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
October 22-23, 2019; December 10-11, 2019; February 18-19, 2020; April 29-30, 2020; June 9-10, 2020
Mental Health First Aid – Adults Who Interact with Youth
October 29-30, 2019; December 4-5, 2019; February 5-6, 2020; April 21-22, 2020; June 3-4, 2020
Basic Mental Health First Aid
November 20-21, 2019; January 22-23, 2020; March 11-12, 2020
For Registration for any of these courses: call Kaila Derhak
204-578-2490 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SafeTALK – Suicide Alertness for Everyone – call SPIN to inquire about this free 3 hour training – We can arrange for your group!
SafeTALK is a three hour Living Works program that teaches members of the community to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first-aid resources. This workshop will be held on September 10th, from5:30-8:30pm. To Register Call: SPIN 204-578-2599 or email, email@example.com WSPD safeTALK poster Sept 10