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Our hope for this course is that you will become empowered to play a vital role in suicide prevention. This course was developed in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is presented by Dr. Megan McCarthy, Deputy Director, Suicide Prevention. You will develop a general understanding of the problem of suicide in the United States; understand how to identify a Veteran who may be at risk for suicide; and, finally, know what to do if you identify a Veteran at risk. Each of us has the opportunity to be that one person who makes a difference--the person who asks the question that can save a Veteran's life, or the life of anyone struggling with the thoughts of suicide. Using the simple steps of S.A.V.E., we can all make a difference.

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    erobinson October 18, 2019 at 6:21 am

    An outstanding presentation about a serious and really important topic.

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      BillML May 7, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Great beginning course for the community to be able to identify and assist those in crisis.

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    jbauerlin October 24, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Very informative course.

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    Tom W October 29, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Much of what was presented was common sense ideas. There was a lot to think about because I was in error, or sometimes some things I never had given any thought to. Therefore given these things to think about a lot made complete sense to me.

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    johnpage3 October 31, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Course is very clear and direct with detail information.

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    t.thirles November 13, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    This was very educational and informative. I feel that I can identify a vet at risk.

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    be4vermont November 15, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you for these courses to help Us thru the hard times.

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    Bacatcha November 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Good Job…keep up the good work.

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    Honusurf November 21, 2019 at 8:38 am

    I need to receive recertification training for acknowledging veterans and civilians in suicide prevention training.

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    dlivingston December 6, 2019 at 4:43 am

    This course is very informative.

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    BelleVivienne December 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    This was incredibly helpful and beneficial in recognizing suicide and acting fast.

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    sargeusa@att.net December 20, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Great information, informative course

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    jspain January 4, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Agree with all the previous comments. Very informative. Role play very useful in providing a better understanding of actions to take.

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    rzarndt February 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    this gave me confidence to be able to better handle any future discussions with vets who mention ending it all

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    Andrew Tilton February 7, 2020 at 6:27 am

    As a veteran and minister, I found this course most helpful.

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    Ardythe February 16, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Very helpful course providing brief but very informative overview of key steps to support someone in potential crisis. It has given me greater confidence on how to best approach a veteran that may have warning signs as described in the course.

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    Hotmama February 25, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Thank you for providing this course. I am not a veteran but volunteer for a couple organizations. The more I can understand, the better provider I can be. Thank you again.

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    Wanda Evans February 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Very Informative.

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    MCollins2020 March 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you for the great information. As a U.S. Army Retired Veteran and a Mental Health & Addictions Therapist, we need to be vigilant in helping others understand suicide prevention. Outstanding course!

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    GDiaz March 24, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Excellent and on point with direction and guidance. Great presentation and speaker!

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    reflin@silverkey.org April 26, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Well presented, comprehensive in a compressed,, easily watched course. Thank you.

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    brendafoor April 27, 2020 at 11:21 am

    This was a very good course. Learned a lot

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    MJ DB May 6, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    This was very informative especially about the myths concerning suicide that many of us have heard over the years. Save is an action program that can save lives, well done.

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    mwilli24 July 2, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I could barley keep my eyes open.

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    jnoriega@nationsfinest.org September 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    That was informative for working with veterans!

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