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Binghamton's Vet Center Works To Prevent Military Suicide

According to the Federal Government, 22 veterans commit suicide every day. The Binghamton Vet Center will do what it can to lower those numbers when it hosts a suicide prevention training session Friday.

SafeTALK training prepares you to help by using talk, an acronym for tell, ask, listen, and keepsafe. The training will help people working to prevent suicides.

"SafeTALK training prepares anyone to use some simple steps to identify and engage with people who have thoughts of suicide and connect them to the resources, mental health resources and other that can provide further help and care," said Leonard Sas, a veterans benefits adviser for the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs.

The event will take place at the Binghamton Vet Center on 53 Chenango Street, on October 30th. The event is open to the public for everyone over the age of 15.