Safe Talk train­ing held on the Burin Penin­sula

The Southern Gazette - - Front Page - BY COLIN FAR­RELL

The Fran­cis Project was on the Burin Penin­sula last week to of­fer Safe Talk train­ing work­shops in Marystown and Grand Bank.

The Fran­cis Project op­er­ates un­der the um­brella of the Richard’s Legacy Foun­da­tion for Sur­vivors of Sui­cide Loss, Inc.

Meghan Fran­cis, a long-time vol­un­teer with the foun­da­tion, spoke with Tina Davies, pres­i­dent of the Richard’s Legacy Foun­da­tion, in 2016 about the need for in­for­ma­tion for fam­i­lies or in­di­vid­u­als on the Burin Penin­sula who may be deal­ing with men­tal health is­sues or sui­ci­dal thoughts.

From that con­ver­sa­tion, the Fran­cis Project was born, named in mem­ory of Meghan’s fa­ther, Todd Fran­cis and brother Michael, who died by sui­cide last year.

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