In observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, The Crime Victims’ Center is hosting a special QPR training on Wednesday, September 13th. Presented by Adelphoi Village representatives, the training’s objective is to educate the community and enhance awareness. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. It is also an opportunity to gain knowledge and learn more about the WARNING signs of suicide and how to respond.
National Suicide Prevention Week is a campaign to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention. By drawing attention to the problem of suicide in the United States, the campaign also strives to reduce the stigma surrounding the topic, as well as encourage the pursuit of mental health assistance and support people who attempted suicide. During this week, individuals and organizations join together to draw attention to the problem of suicide and advocating the prevention of this terrible tragedy. Suicide is a national health problem that is also one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation.
If you know someone in need of help or for additional information please contact the local Fayette County 24 hour crisis line at 724-437-1003 or the National Hopeline Network (Suicide Crisis Line) at 1-800-784-2433.