SUNY Sullivan Community Learning Program and Sullivan 180 Present Free Courses

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

The SUNY Sullivan Community Learning Program, in partnership with Sullivan 180, is proud to present a free course in suicide prevention training for the community at large. Sullivan County has the highest suicide mortality rate in the Hudson Valley. QPR Suicide Prevention Training teaches people how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and employ the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) method. The long-range goal is to train several hundred Sullivan community members in this life saving intervention.

The two-hour in-person course will be offered on May 3, 2022 from 4 p.m to 6 p.m in the Upper Hermann Conference Room. For more information, please contact Sullivan 180’s Mental Health Program Manager Jenny Sanchez at To register, click here.

QPR is a practical and proven suicide prevention training. It teaches students how to discuss difficult topics with depressed individuals, offer hope, and provide resources to help struggling people get the help they need. In many ways, QPR is just like CPR—an invaluable and potentially life-saving emergency response aimed at those in crisis. The workshop—90 minutes of instruction, followed by a 30-minute Q&A—is designed to teach suicide warning signs QPR’s three life savings skills:

              –Question…the person about suicide

              –Persuade…the person to get help, and

              –Refer…the person to the appropriate resource

Nutrition and Wellness in the Catskills

On Wednesday, May 11, SUNY Sullivan’s Community Learning Program in partnership with Catskill Mountainkeeper, presents Nutrition and Wellness in the Catskills. Led by Mountainkeeper’s Food and Agriculture Advisor Eugene Thalmann, this free monthly course aims to be a catalyst for community members to incorporate healthy positive choices into their daily lives. Thalmann will present both conceptual knowledge and also practical life hacks that will help make healthful changes incrementally more doable and provide participants with easy, straight forward solutions that can increase their general well-being. The class will be guided by participants, with the advice, guidance, and insight based on the emails and questions sent in by group members. The 45-minute course is being offered, via Zoom, on May 11 from 5–5:45 pm. For more information or to register, click here

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