Valley Baptist Medical Center sponsors suicide prevention training


POSTED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 5:35pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 9:23am

Suicidal urges result from depression and negative thoughts, that's a key message from the trainer at a suicide prevention center.

"I can no longer be able to mellow about the world that i work in that i live in... The family situation i have and I am over reacting."

Valley Baptist Medical Center sponsored a suicide prevention training event in Harlingen. Featuring Education, Health, and Psychology professionals. A local high school counselor considers this information critical to her job.

" I like to be very up to date with the laws and the procedures because it is a very serious matter."

"I think it's important to be trained and to be able to know what to do because we do need to take it seriously it would be horrible if something did happen and we didn't get to follow the right procedures."

"the national institute of mental health says if you know someone who is suicidal call 911 and try to get them to an emergency room as soon as possible reporting from Brownsville Abigail Camilo, KVEO Newscenter 23.

The National Hotline phone number is 1-800-273-TALK

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