Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

YSB to offer free suicide awareness training

Posted: Friday, October 6, 2017

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will be hosting QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) training on Thursday, October 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. This free suicide prevention training will be held at the Youth Services Bureau’s office at 1344 Maple Drive.

Participants will learn local and state statistics, myths and facts, warning signs and risk factors, local resources and much more as it relates to suicide.

“This training is geared for family members, friends, pastors, etc. who want to learn more about this critical issue,” stated Stephen Ward, QPR instructor.

One participant stated, “This information was so vital, everyone should hear it.”

The QPR training will provide the participants the following information: The extent of the problem on a national and state level, common myths and facts associated with suicide, warning signs and risk factors, methods for persuading suicidal individuals to receive help and ways to refer at-risk people to local resources.

“This is a topic most do not want to deal with or even acknowledge. Sadly, however, suicide will likely touch the majority of families in Huntington County in some way,” shared Jan Williams, executive director. “It is important to know the facts and are able to help provide support to those who are under the belief suicide is the only answer to whatever they are dealing with.”

Space is limited, so RSVP by calling the Youth Services Bureau at (260) 356-9681 soon. To learn more about the training or the suicide prevention efforts in Huntington County contact the agency.