Second Congregational Church of Warren is hosting a talk on suicide awareness and prevention Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church, located at 252 Main St.

The talk is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the signs of those at risk for suicide.

The group will discuss potential risk factors for suicide, the sigma that surrounds suicide, ways in which people can help someone that may be thinking of suicide and things that community can do to keep ourselves and others safe.

The Rev. Andy Stinson has a masters of divinity and has been a minister for 15 years. He is a former Army chaplain.

He has trained extensively with the Army in Suicide Awareness and Prevention. He is a Certified Trainer in Living Works Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and in Critical Incident Stress Management. He has delivered hundreds of hours of Suicide Awareness Training.

While serving in Iraq as the senior medical chaplain in theater he worked closely with behavioral health professionals in creating events celebrating those who had intervened to prevent suicide attempts and those who had dared to get help. Rev. Stinson is presently the pastor of Second Congregational Church in Warren.

For more information visit or call 273-2338.