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Bismarck AMVETS Post #9 will host veteran suicide awareness and prevention seminar Monday

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AMVETS Post #9 will host veteran suicide awareness and prevention seminar on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

The seminar will be held at 2402 Railroad Ave., Bismarck ND

The presenter for the evening’s program will be Thea Ward, a national award winner, receiving rec-ognition for impacting her community with her work on suicide prevention. Included in these awards is the prestigious SSgt Andrew P. Nelson Award for her work in veteran suicide prevention. She is serving as a Public Affairs Specialist in the ND Army National Guard and serves as a field advocate and presenter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Ms. Ward is also the Chapter Captain of Team Red, White and Blue in Bismarck. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity, and has 200 chapters with 192,000+ members nation-wide. She was recently appointed by the Governor to be a part of his Task Force for Veterans Affairs, and is involved in a number of other important organizations in our community. Ward’s true passion has always been, and continues to be, veteran engagement and mental health.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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