MHA-A presents safeTALK on May 28

Mental Health America of Augusta, Valley Community Services Board and Lock & Talk Virginia present safeTALK on Friday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Waynesboro. There is no cost. However, pre-registration is required.

safeTALK is a 3 1/2-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide, either directly or indirectly, invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to identify and work with these opportunities to help protect life. Powerful videos illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice stimulate learning.

Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Training and refreshments are offered at no cost thanks to the generous support of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Mental Health America of Augusta and Valley Community Services Board.

To register, email name and phone number to Crystal Graham at

CEUs may be available to you. After you complete the course, you may apply for CEUs here.

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