Common Ground Hosts Open House, Provides Resources and Training

BTL Staff
By | 2013-08-05T09:00:00-04:00 August 5th, 2013|Michigan, News|

BLOOMFIELD HILLS – In recognition and support of National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 8 – 17, Common Ground is opening its doors to the community to share information about its suicide prevention efforts on Sept. 13 from 2-6 p.m. at the agency’s administrative offices located at 1410 S. Telegraph Rd.
Attendees will get the chance to meet staff and volunteers, learn about the programs, services and trainings offered and walk away with a suicide prevention packet filled with helpful information for suicide prevention efforts and tips for supporting survivors of suicide loss.
This free open house is just one of the agency’s planned activities aimed at increasing community awareness during National Suicide Prevention Week. A new Common Ground suicide prevention website will be unveiled, which will provide information on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, as well as tips and resource links, all in one place at http://www.suicideprevention.commongroundhelps.org.
Common Ground is also launching the new one-day edition of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. Previously a two-day commitment, this one-day training saves participants time, but still provides all the information needed to provide the initial help to someone showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis. The next session, scheduled for Sept. 26, will be held at Common Ground’s administrative offices in Bloomfield Hills from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register online at http://www.commongrounddhelps.org by clicking the MHFA button in the lower right corner or call Joan Roberts at 248-451-3733.
To RSVP for the open house, or for more information, contact Amelia Lehto, Crisis Line and Suicide Prevention specialist, at 248-451-2613.

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