Steamboat Briefs: A suicide prevention workshop is next week

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Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide holds an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program for Gatekeeper Training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 at Concordia Lutheran Church. The two-day ASIST workshop is designed to give participants knowledge and skills that will help them know how to intervene when they fear someone might be at risk for suicide and/or suffering from depression.

Workshop participants will learn to link people with community resources; apply a model for intervention; reach out and offer support; recognize opportunities to help; and recognize the warning signs of depression and/or suicide.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. The workshop is free, although donations are accepted. Call Suicide Prevention Coordinator Ronna Autrey at 875-2941 or 879-2141, ext. 4164, for more information.

VNA selling calendar journal for $15 donation

The Aging Well Calendar Journal now is available for a $15 donation to the VNA’s nonprofit Aging Well Program at VNA offices in Steamboat Springs at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 and Craig at 745 Russell Street and at The Haven Assisted Living Center at 300 S. Shelton Lane in Hayden. The calendar journal features local personalities and images contributed by local photographers. Please bring a check made out to VNA or exact cash. For more information, call Aging Well at 871-7676.

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