Free conference tackles suicide prevention

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 6:15 PM CDT
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Members of the public were able to spend the day meeting with mental health experts and learning from their professional experience on Friday.

Friday's workshop focused on "postvention" or how we deal with the aftermath of a suicide and the emotions family's face.

The workshop specifically went over words to use that can help promote healing.

Jill Hamilton of the Kim Foundation said that teaching the warning signs is their top priority.

"We would love to have zero suicide. That's a goal that may not necessarily be attainable however we really want to empower people with knowing the warning signs."

The Kim Foundation hosted the conference and says suicide is the number one cause of death for children ages ten to fourteen.