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Hope Network Offers Suicide Prevention Training

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Hope Network is now offering training sessions in suicide prevention, this as the mental health crisis continues.

Hope Network is now offering training sessions in suicide prevention, this as the mental health crisis continues.

To help people recognize the early signs of those who may need help and guide them to professional assistance, Hope Network say it will offer suicide prevention training.

In a news release, Hope Network says the most recent data for Michigan shows more than 1,300 suicides were reported in 2020, which averages one every six hours. Throughout the past decade, suicide rates have increased in Michigan and research shows 90 percent of those who die by suicide had a diagnosable mental health condition at the time of their death.

Hope Network is one of Michigan’s leading non-profit organizations and provides health and life services across the state, with a focus on mental health.

Phil Weaver, Hope Network’s President and CEO, says quote, “These classes offer skills that everyone can use to be able to take the first step to get their family, friends or loved ones help that could save a life,”. He adds, “Programs like these are part of Hope Network’s commitment to provide mental health support to as many people as possible.”

Hope Network has three different kinds of sessions available at a variety of dates and times.

To find out more or to register for classes you can to hopenetwork.org/behavioral-health-services/suicide-prevention.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.