Suicide Awareness Forum planned in Brainerd - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud VA Health Care System


Suicide Awareness Forum planned in Brainerd

August 8, 2018

Supporting the Veteran or service member in your life who’s going through a difficult time doesn’t have to be complicated. Everyone can play a role in preventing suicide. To assist Veterans, family members, friends and community partners in saving lives, the Brainerd VA Clinic is hosting a Veteran Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Forum on August 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Brainerd VA Clinic, 722 NW 7th St., in Brainerd.

The event is free and registration is not required. Everyone interested in helping to prevent death by suicide is invited to attend.

“The forum will provide participants with essential strategies to prevent suicide,” said Brainerd VA Clinic Coordinator Nicole Finnegan. “The forum will include suicide awareness training, lethal means safety measures and information on VA and community mental health resources.”  

Veterans and their supporters are reminded that if warning signs are noticed by yourself or a Veteran loved one, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at, or text 838255 to get confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.