LLCC-Jacksonville to host Suicide Awareness & Prevention program

By Gary Scott on September 14, 2017 at 9:30am

One week from today, a local college will be hosting an event on suicide prevention and awareness.

Lincoln Land Community College in Jacksonville is announcing their presentation on Suicide Awareness and Prevention to take place next Thursday, September 21st.

The program is called “Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Signs and Symptoms,” and will be held in room 1115 on the LLCC-Jacksonville campus, located at 32 North Central Park Plaza on the downtown square.

Recovery Specialist Sarah Bye with the Morgan County Health Department’s psychiatric response team will be the presenter at next week’s program. Bye will help those in attendance become more aware of suicide risks and symptoms, and leave the presentation with more knowledge on how to prevent suicide.

Bye will also talk about how college is a major step in life, that can lead to change and sometimes depression. She will also share statistics, outline warning signs to look for in individuals such as key phrases that they might say, and discuss the various resources, such as suicide hotlines.

Next week’s presentation is free and open to the public. The program will start at 9 a.m.