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The Capital Area Library District is partnering with WellSpan/Philhaven to provide a series of Mental Health First Aid Workshops (both Adult and Youth modules) in Dauphin County. See dates below. No registration fee 7.5 Continuing Education hours  What is this training and why...

Suicide prevention and awareness programs will be available at libraries; Demonstrates importance of health literacy and impacts for communities   Mechanicsburg, PA (May 17, 2018) – The PA Library Association (PaLA) is proud to announce Prevent Suicide PA as the latest PA...

Date: August 18, 2017 Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 12:00 p.m. Location: Blair County Convention Center, Altoona Title: Mental Health 101 for Library Staff Presenters: Marisa Vicere (Jana Marie Foundation) and Heather Moran...

Michelle Georgetti

by Michelle Muro An Uncomfortable Topic Suicide. How often do you talk about it in your library? While researching for this article, I realized the difficulty in finding library programs on suicide prevention or awareness. Since this week is National Suicide Prevention Week (September...