LOS ANGELES — Pineapple Support is set to sponsor a free suicide prevention training day in Tarzana on Sunday, March 24.
The event is specifically aimed at helping agents, performers and producers better cope with crisis situations.
“We all need to know the warning signs for suicide, and how to prevent it,” said Leya Tanit, founder and president of Pineapple Support. “While mental resources are important, not everyone seeks help on their own. The training day will give people the skills they need to help make that crucial difference and to possibly save a life.”
Pineapple Support’s Suicide Prevention Day will begin at 11 a.m.
Speakers will include:
- Amanda Clemens , discussing suicide prevention and crisis intervention.
- Hernando Chaves, discussing self-care and self-esteem.
- Leya Tanit, giving an overview of Pineapple Support and the services it provides.
“Education and knowledge is the key to preventing self-harm,” said Tanit. “I invite anyone who routinely deals with performers, from directors to make-up artists to bookers, to come for this free training. Together, we can build a net to help those who may be slipping.”
“Mental health is an issue that has touched each persons life. Additional training with suicide awareness, crisis intervention, managing mental health, self-care, and promoting self-worth can benefit anyone pursuing balance and managing life stressors.” said Hernando Chaves “Attending trainings that increase awareness with mental health concerns and teaches best practices to intervening in emergencies can be valuable tools to have when a difficult situation arises. ”