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Ryan Norton, UM Office of Health Enhancement, 406-243-2809, helpsomeonehelpyourself@yahoo.com .

Suicide Prevention Training At UM March 23

Mar. 13, 2012

MISSOULA –

Counseling and Psychological Services at The University of Montana will hold a training seminar on Friday, March 23, on how to assist someone who in having suicidal thoughts.

Dr. Brian Krylowicz, CAPS director, will lead the free seminar, “Help Someone – Help Yourself: First Responder Training,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in University Center Room 329. It’s open to all UM students, faculty and staff.

The seminar is designed to raise awareness about suicide issues on campus and present several basic strategies and techniques that can be helpful when dealing with suicide.

Participants will learn how to assist students, colleagues and friends who are experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts; become familiar with available services such as CAPS and the national suicide hotline; and learn how to refer those in need of professional help.

CAPS also will offer the seminar on Thursday, April 12. Call 406-243-2809 to reserve a spot for either day.

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