MATFORCE Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Month with 2 Free Events for the Community

MATFORCE, a primary prevention organization focused on stopping youth drug use before it starts, recognizes through research that thoughts of suicide are often closely associated with substance use.

We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month.

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, MATFORCE is offering two free events that train people to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis or thinking about suicide. As well as offering information and resources available in our community to assist and support people with thoughts of suicide.

Register today to learn four basic steps to create a life-saving connection using suicide alertness skills. safeTALK works; studies show that participants gain confidence: asking people about suicide directly; connecting them to life-saving resources; keeping them safe until those resources take over.

This four hour class is Friday, September 17, 2021, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the MATFORCE Camp Verde office located at 600 S. 1st Street, Camp Verde.  Please RSVP for this free event to info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour in person training to learn how to help those struggling with a mental health crisis. Learn how to connect and interact with those in crisis; recognize common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use; and learn to listen non-judgmentally.

This class is Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the MATFORCE – Camp Verde Office located at 600 S. 1st Street, Camp Verde. Please RSVP for this free event to info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100.

For more information or to register for a class please contact MATFORCE at info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100 or visit matforce.org.

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