HARRISONBURG, Va.-- Neighbors in our area attended a suicide intervention course on Tuesday and Wednesday.
During the two-day course, caregivers learned ways to identify and perform intervention on those at risk of suicide.
Campus suicide prevention center of Virginia director Jane Wiggins said 20 people participated in the course, ranging from dispatchers to those who work with abuse victims.
Wiggins said you do not have to be a professional to help someone at risk.
"By the time a person is at risk for suicide gets to a professional for help chances are half a dozen...eight. Other people who are in their lives already know that's something wrong and have been worried about them," said Wiggins.
Changes of behavior for the worst can a be sign of someone who may be at risk of suicide.
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