Volunteers needed to HELP Prevent Youth Suicide in Oklahoma

Volunteer facilitators are needed for the Health Education for Life Program, HeartLine's youth suicide prevention program presented in central Oklahoma schools.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 16, 2012
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HeartLine seeks volunteers

HeartLine, Oklahoma's community crisis connection, is seeking volunteers to help address youth suicide rates. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24 in Oklahoma. Volunteer facilitators are needed for HeartLine's Health Education for Life Program. HELP is the organization's youth suicide prevention program presented in central Oklahoma schools. HELP uses a video, lecture and a group activity to equip Oklahoma students with the knowledge and intervention skills to prevent youth suicide, according to a news release. The next volunteer training session will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Preregistration is required. To sign up, contact Rachel Yates at ryates@heartlineoklahoma.org or at 840-9396, ext. 107. HeartLine connects Oklahomans to help and information 24 hours a day through 211 information and referral, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255), the Oklahoma Problem Gambling Helpline (800) 522-4700 and the Parents Careline 848-CARE (2273). To find out more about HeartLine, call 840-9396 or go to www.heartlineoklahoma.org.

FROM STAFF REPORTS