Wednesday: Free Suicide Prevention Training

What: Free Suicide Prevention Training

When: Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Shasta Public Library, Redding, CA (directions)

A free suicide prevention training is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 11, at the Redding Library.

The “Question, Persuade, Refer” (QPR) training is presented by the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency through its Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention Plan. Parents, educators, caregivers, faith community leaders, medical providers and law enforcement are among the many people who have benefitted from QPR training.

QPR consists of three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help.

“Suicide is the most preventable kind of death, and this training will give you the tools you need to help save a life,” said Katie Cassidy, community education specialist with the Health and Human Services Agency. “Suicide prevention is everybody’s business. Hope begins with you.”

Refreshments will be provided, and registration is required. To register, or for more information, call Cassidy at 229-8426.

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