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Tattered Teddies Training Underway to assist in Suicide Prevention among Younger Children

Monday August 20, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Contact:  Stephen Haag
574-1204/ 645-1752
Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metro Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be holding its final day of training for Louisville area school counselors, nurses, psychologists and other mental health professionals on the warning signs and risk factors associated with suicides among students age twelve and under.

More than 200 persons will be trained by Donna Bowyer of the Canadian Mental Health Association over the course of this week. Training will occur Friday, August 17 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and then again between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Norton Healthcare Pavilion located off Broadway.

For More information on this training event, please contact Gage Donohue, Chairman of the Board for the Louisville Metro Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 767-6155.

The Louisville Metro Council was a sponsor of the Tattered Teddies Training. Councilmembers  serving as primary sponsors for this event were Kelly Downard (R-16), Dan Johnson (D-21), Tina Wad Pugh (D-9), Glen Stuckel (R-17) as well as Councilmembers James Peden (R-23), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Mary Woolridge (D-3), David James (D-6), Ken Fleming (R-7), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Vicki Welch (D-13), Stuart Benson (R-20), Robin Engel (R-22), Jim King (D-10), Bob Henderson (D-14)  and Attica Scott (D-1).