Spectrum Health adds free suicide prevention training to address mental health, wellbeing
Fremont, Mich., May 2, 2022 – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial has added a free suicide prevention training that is open to all community members. A training in Twin Lake in June has been added to four sessions scheduled in Newaygo and Muskegon counties.
Spectrum Health’s certified trainers will lead the free “Question, Persuade, Refer,” training. QPR training is designed to increase the ability to identify people with suicidal thoughts or behaviors and intervene to save a life. The QPR training will teach participants how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and get help to save a life.
Spectrum Health has held two sessions, one each in Fremont and Newaygo, in March and April, respectively.
“Spectrum Health’s ‘Question, Persuade, Refer’ training is designed to empower anyone, anywhere, to have the tools and knowledge that can help spot individuals in trouble and engage them in ways that can potentially save lives,” said Jena Zeerip, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial community education manager. “We encourage everyone in the community to sign up for this free training, especially as mental health and wellbeing continue to be concern in our communities, schools and workplaces. Spectrum Health’s ‘Question, Persuade, Refer’ training can make a real difference by engaging with compassion, raising awareness and offering hope.”
To register: 231.924.3073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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