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PEACE Office hosts Suicide Skills Workshop

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Hoping to arm as many people in the community with the skills to help prevent suicide, the Department of Mental Health's PEACE Office is hosting a two-day Applied Suicide Skills Training Workshop at The Marriott this week.  Program coordinator Michelle Sasamoto says the comprehensive, standardized training is for anyone in the community who wants to learn how to help those who may be suicidal.

She told KUAM News, "What it does is it provides skills to what we call 'caregivers', on if they recognize certain character changes or patterns in people that they know or people that are around them to look out for that and also to be able to ask the question if a person is contemplating suicide."

The training will also provide residents with information about available resources to assist them. 11 more workshops will be provided throughout the year. To learn more, logon to PeaceGuam.org.

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