JFCS, partners plan suicide prevention trainings

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona, in collaboration with the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation, the Tucson Jewish Community Center, and Arizona Youth Partnership, will present “Increased Risk in Troubling Times: Suicide Prevention for Today,” on Thursday, Sept. 10, which is World Suicide Prevention Day.

The online event, which acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in social isolation, economic stress, and feelings of disconnection, includes training on different kinds of suicide prevention. The event has two sessions. The morning session, 9 am.-11-a.m., is for mental health and other professionals, and will feature Arizona State Sen. Victoria Steele, whose committee assignments include the health and human services committee. The evening session, 4:30-5:30 p.m., is for the entire community.

Register at jfcstucson.org/suicide-prevention-for-today.