United Counseling Service
United Counseling Service and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, are leading a community-wide charge to spread awareness about suicide prevention at a new event: “Walk and Talk for Suicide Prevention Awareness.” The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the pavilion of the Vermont Veteran’s Home, 325 North St., Bennington.
The aim of this event is to draw the community together in a show of support for those who are struggling, share the signs that someone close to you is considering suicide, and provide helpful information about what to do.
The event will kick off with resources, refreshments, and brief inspirational remarks before the walk itself, which is about 2 miles long. All are welcome to participate in all or a portion of the walk. The walk will go across the Veteran’s home campus turn south on Park Street, east on County Street, and north on North Branch before returning west via a nature trail that follows the Roaring Branch Walloomsac Brook back to the Veteran’s Home.
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