Mental health and suicide prevention are top priorities in the Putnam County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
On May 28 and May 29, a three-hour professional training will be held featuring Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb of Cattaraugus County in western New York State.
Sheriff Whitcomb, 25-year-veteran in law enforcement, offers a dynamic, powerful and emotional presentation regarding the reality of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide within the ranks of law enforcement. This training is recommended for all crisis responders and will include information for family members and administrators on how to recognize, intervene and protect professionals at risk.
The event is sponsored by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the Putnam County Department of Mental Health and the Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County.
The training is free. Registration required. A registration form is on page 2 of the flyer. For further information, contact Elaine Haskell at 845-808-1400 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE for the form to register