SUNY Sullivan Community Learning Program and Sullivan 180 Present Free Online Suicide Prevention Training Courses

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The SUNY Sullivan Community Learning Program, in partnership with Sullivan 180, is proud to present a free, online 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 course is being offered, via Zoom, the first Wednesday of each month, beginning December 1, from 12–2 and 5–7 pm. The course will run through May 2022. For more information, please contact Sullivan 180’s Mental Health Program Manager Jenny Sanchez at JSanchez@Sullivan180.org. 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 one-session 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

About Sullivan 180

Sullivan 180 is a nonprofit organization created to turn around the health and wellness of Sullivan County, to make the County a healthier place to live, work, play and raise a family. It is a grassroots movement comprised of many but speaking with a single voice in favor of new policies, systems and programs to enhance the overall quality of life for all residents. For more information go to sullivan180.org.

# November 15, 2021.