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Hospital, Hope Center offer “We Can Talk” class

Staff report

Aspen Valley Hospital and Aspen Hope Center are partnering to present a free community program on mental health and suicide prevention Sept. 24. The program takes place at the hospital from noon to 1 p.m. in the Oden Conference Center.

“September is Suicide Awareness Month, and we recognize that no one is immune from life’s struggles and the need for support,” said Karra Sabol, Employee Wellness Coordinator at Aspen Valley Hospital.

“We have a great resource in Aspen Hope Center, so it makes sense to jointly present this important information about suicide prevention to our employees and the community at large,” Sabol said.

Michelle Muething, executive director at Aspen Hope Center, will “demystify” the world of mental health — diagnoses, statistics about depression and suicide and the mental-health system. Muething also will discuss how to approach a person you are concerned about and what to do if that concern needs to be acted upon.

Light refreshments will be provided. Participants also are welcome to bring a sack lunch or pick something up in the hospital cafeteria.

It is unnecessary to register for the program. For more information, call 970-544-1278.

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