Over 100 Lock and Talk Safety Devices Delivered


Felicia Young, Safety Officer for Walbridge Construction, invited Southside Behavioral Health to share a Lock and Talk VA presentation to her staff of Walbridge Construction in Boydton this morning as part of their month-long focus on bringing awareness to mental health. 

Lock and Talk VA is a suicide prevention initiative that distributes safety devices and instruction for locking medications and firearms. Southside Behavioral Health provided the following safety devices to over 100 Walbridge staff: gun cable locks, medication lockboxes, and medication deactivation kits. Kenan Tyner Smith, our Prevention Manager spoke about the need to talk about the problem of suicide and how Lock and Talk VA helps to save lives and reduce stigma.