Hartford HealthCare Recognizes Suicide Prevention Week with Several Events

September 07, 2016

Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year. In observance of Suicide Prevention Week September 5 through September 9 the Institute of Living has planned events for clinicians and the public.

A schedule of events is listed below:

Tuesday, September 6: Issues of Suicide for Clinicians/Staff. Noon to 1 p.m. Massachusetts Cottage, 1st Floor, Group Room. Light lunch provided.

Wednesday, September 7: Survivors of Suicide Group, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Massachusetts Cottage, 1st Floor, Group Room. 

Thursday, September 8: CHA, The Connecticut Zero Suicide Initiative, 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford.

Friday, September 9:

World Suicide Prevention Day Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ERC, Heublein Hall.

Flag lowering ceremony, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., In front of Hartford Hospital.

To register for the Friday conference, visit hartfordhospital.org/events or call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.422.4373)

To register for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday events, call 860-545.7324.

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