Counselor opens training for suicide prevention to the community

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 16, 2019 9:19 AM CT | Published: September 11, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Counselor Grace McLaren, who lost her 26-year-old son to suicide, is making it her mission to help prevent similar tragedies by training</strong>&nbsp;<strong>"average joes" to respond to fragile people who may be in jeopardy of harming themselves or others.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Counselor Grace McLaren, who lost her 26-year-old son to suicide, is making it her mission to help prevent similar tragedies by training "average joes" to respond to fragile people who may be in jeopardy of harming themselves or others. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

A free, 1 ½-hour First Responder Coaching seminar for the public will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at Bornblum Jewish Community School.

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