The Hackett School District hosted the “Let’s Talk About It” suicide prevention training on Monday morning. Jacob Smith of the Arkansas Department of Health gave the presentation to grades 7-12. According to their website, “The steps learned in safeTALK have helped participants from all walks of life be alert to situations where suicide thoughts may be present.”
Following three hours at the school, Smith then presented the Safe Talk at the Hackett Fire Center to adults. Attendees received training to recognize warning signs associated with suicidal individuals.
The Hackett Police Department announced that motivational speaker, author, and suicide prevention expert, Susie Reece, will speak to students on March 25 and host a community forum at 6 p.m. that evening at Hackett First Baptist Church.