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Suicide prevention group receives $4000 grant

Babs Hall, Co-Chair Babs Hall, Co-Chair
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Southwest Georgia Suicide Coalition receives a grant to help save lives.

The group will use the $4000 grant from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to start community forums on suicide prevention.

"Everyone in the community is impacted by suicide in one way or another,” said Babs Hall, Co-Chair of the Southwest Georgia Suicide Coalition. “So, we're going to use that money so that we can set up community forums, set up trainings and educational events. We want to just train people how to talk about suicide and recognize the symptoms."

Part of the grant will also fund their Survivors of Suicide Support Group which meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The coalition is also gearing up for their 2nd annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday November 22, 2014. You can contact the Southwest Georgia Suicide Coalition at 229-234-7954.

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