VFW Post Hosts Suicide Prevention Seminar on Sunday
Retired Army veteran Bob Aufderhar started noticing a theme in his Army Times magazine – suicide
by Jackie Grumish
New Richmond News, April 13, 2012
Retired Army veteran Bob Aufderhar started noticing a theme in his Army Times magazine – suicide prevention.
“There was something about suicide every week,” he said. “In one article it said more of their people were killed by suicide than in combat. It’s a hell of a big problem.”
It’s for that reason that the members of VFW Post 10818 are sponsoring “Suicide – The Silent Veterans Epidemic,” a seminar on suicide prevention at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The session will be held at the Community Commons building, 421 S. Green Ave., in the gymnasium.
The seminar will be a one-hour presentation by Pam End of Horn, suicide prevention director of the VA Hospital’s Mental Health Unit in St. Cloud, Minn.
End of Horn came highly recommended by the local VFW’s advisors, Aufderhar said.
This session is open to the public. A large number of New Richmond’s Company B, 1-128th Infantry unit will be in attendance, along with members of the Army Reserves in Hammond and VWF posts in Baldwin and Somerset.
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