Expert says discussing suicide a way to save lives

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Time is an important tool for those trying to help people in their lives who are having suicidal thoughts.

“The most important thing you can put between a suicidal person and their way of ending their life is time,” said Vanessa Riley, associate area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Riley gave a “Talk Saves Lives” presentation for Pickens County residents last week.

“Suicide can be a very, very sensitive topic, but talking abut suicide is critical to its prevention,” she said.

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