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Choctaw Nation hosts faith-based events

Power_of_3web Wednesday, August 7, 2013, Choctaw Nation MSPI in collaboration with the Choctaw Nation Events Center will host a faith based suicide prevention event, “The Power of Three,” in the Choctaw Event Center at 6 p.m., at no cost.

Featured speaker, Eric Weaver puts over 23 years of professional and personal experience into this dynamic and interactive presentation. He will provide a real-life, ‘no-nonsense’ faith-based approach to the issues of mental health, mental illness, warning signs and symptoms of stress and depression, stigmas, communication skills, recovery, suicide awareness and prevention.

Christian artist, Jonny Diaz, will add to our encouraging and uplifting evening through his music. He is well known in Christian music for his songs “Scars”, “More Beautiful You”, and “Stand for You” – he will perform these hits and many more.

T-Shirt or CD available for the first 250 in attendance. Call 918.302.0052 for more details.

A second event will be hosted by Weaver titled, “Emotional Safety and Survival: Awareness and Prevention in Law Enforcement and Emergency Services.” Three sessions of this event will be available. Thursday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. This event will be hosted in the Choctaw Nation Casino Ballroom in Durant and will be at no cost.

In this powerful seminar, retired police sergeant Eric Weave discusses openly and honestly of how his life was riddled with personal struggles and trials, as well as severe battles with stress, depression, self destructive and suicidal behavior. Eric will also discuss how his recovery allowed him to develop and command the Rochester Police Department’s Emotionally Disturbed Persons Response Team (EDPRT), the first team of its kind in New York State, as well as train thousands of police officer and other law enforcement personnel on the issues of mental health. Eric puts over 23 years of professional and personal experience into this dynamic presentation, and provides a real-life, ‘no-nonsense’ approach to the issues of mental health, mental illness, symptoms of stress and depression, stigmas, communications skills, and suicide awareness and prevention among law enforcement officers and emergency services worker and their families.

“This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for three hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products or devices as might be taught, promoted or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.”

For more information and to pre-register, call: 918.302.0052 or email: mljones@cnhsa.com law_enforcement_training_durant