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SafeTALK Series on Suicide Prevention

Bloomington, Ind.—Centerstone will present a three-hour workshop (at 10 different location and times) in south central Indiana to help train and prepare individuals who work with young people to be open, comfortable and adept at dealing with youth contemplating suicide.

The SafeTALK workshops, presented by two Centerstone qualified trainers—Amanda Pardue, MS, LMHC, and Cindy Houston, M.ED, CAGS, LMFT, LCSW, MAC—are free with continuing education credits available. Dates offered are:

Date Time Location Facilitator
June 17 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Morgan County Public Library
110 S. Jefferson St.
Martinsville, Ind.
Cindy Houston
June 19 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Owen County Public Library
10 S. Montgomery St.
Spencer, Ind.
Amanda Pardue
June 19 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bedford Public Library
1323 K St.
Bedford, Ind.
Cindy Houston
June 24 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Brown County Public Library
205 Locust Ln.
P.O. Box 8
Nashville, Ind.
Amanda Pardue
June 24 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Brown County Public Library
205 Locust Ln.
P.O. Box 8
Nashville, Ind.
Amanda Pardue
June 26 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morgan County Public Library
110 S. Jefferson St.
Martinsville, Ind.
Cindy Houston
June 29 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Owen County Public Library
10 S. Montgomery St.
Spencer, Ind.
Amanda Pardue
July 1 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, Ind.
Cindy Houston
July 8 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Bedford Public Library
1323 K St.
Bedford, Ind.
Cindy Houston
July 10 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, Ind.
Amanda Pardue

Attendees will learn how to recognize when a person might be having suicidal thoughts, engage them with direct and open talk about suicide, listen respectfully to person’s feelings and move quickly to connect the person to intervention resources. CEUs will be available. Space is limited; please RSVP (specify date and location) to: Nicholas Spagnolo, 812.337.2350. For more information about SafeTalk, contact Matt Oliver at 812.337.2284 or matt.oliver@centerstone.org, or check the Centerstone Web site at: centerstone.org/events.

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, provides a full range of mental health and addiction services to over 19,000 Indiana residents annually. Children, adolescents, adults and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 17 facilities across south central Indiana. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 800.344.8802.