When someone takes their life, or attempts to, that trauma ripples through their loved ones, the first responders who treat them and their community.

The reports right now are Berkshire County is hurting from that trauma, and local medical professionals have invited the community to come together to talk about resilience and prevention.

On Monday, BMC emergency room Dr. Chris Barsotti and his colleagues will host a community conversation at the hospital. At the event, health care providers will talk about their experience treating victims of suicide, and survivors likely will share their stories. For more info click on  The Berkshire Eagle.com.

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