Teen Suicide Prevention Training: Jan. 6

Because our community has been affected by suicide, Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health is working diligently to train as many people as possible in the suicide prevention technique called QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer. The more people who know how to act, the more lives may be saved. Please consider being trained. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. Participants will learn how to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, and get help and refer. This upcoming training is specifically being held for teens and young adults. Please check the website for trainings for adults, or for other upcoming training dates – there are a number of dates scheduled in January and February. Please register by visiting www.newtonma.gov/youth.