Safenet Services is hosting a free suicide prevention training at First United Methodist Church in Claremore on Thursday, Aug. 29 from noon - 1p.m.
Registration begins at 9:30am. It is open to the public, and attendees must be at least 18 years old.
“The whole community benefits from suicide prevention training,” said Donna Grabow, Executive Director of Safenet Services. “It is very sad to lose young lives, and if this helps just one person it is worth everyone’s time to come to the training.”
Certified QPR trainers from Mental Health Association Oklahoma will present this one-hour training called “Question. Persuade. Refer.” (QPR). Attendees will learn about the warning signs of suicide as well as how to take action if someone is at risk of suicide.
“I would hope all facets of our business community would attend the training. One never knows when this will become a very valuable lesson and a life will be saved,” Grabow said.
Safenet Services helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with shelter services, counseling, safety planning, legal assistance, employment and empowerment skills, housing, parenting skills, transportation, protective order assistance and supervised visitation. The organization also offers a 52-week batterer’s intervention program.
To register, visit the Facebook event at http://bit.ly/QPRSuicidePreventionTraining.
How to get help: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also can provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.