FCSS urges public to start a conversation and prevent suicides
Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) staff were attempting to get the word out last week that suicide can be prevented – if everyone educates themselves on signs and symptoms and takes the chance of having a conversation with someone he or she is concerned about.
“It’s pretty serious and the way our economy is it could be on the rise,” said FCSS Director Ruth Gill in an interview last week. “There needs to be greater awareness of the help available to people and the signs pointing to suicide.”
The issue is serious enough that FCSS went to the Don’t Hibernate Fair to let all those attending have a chance to see some of the literature and familiarize themselves with signs and symptoms surrounding potential suicidal persons.
Zoe Gilfillan, FCSS Youth Worker, gave out information on suicide prevention and on Friday joined FCSS West Director Ruth Gill, FCSS East Director Tracey Boast Radley and Alberta Health Services Facilitator for Seniors Loretta Kroeker during an awareness blitz at the Tofield Subway… FOR MORE SEE THE SEPT 13/16 MERCURY