Spectrum Health offers free virtual suicide prevention training to address mental health and wellbeing
Fremont, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021 – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is offering a free suicide prevention training to all community members on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The training will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Participants can join via Microsoft Teams by clicking here, or by calling 231.924.3073 for the link.
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 Gerber Memorial encourages everyone to sign up for this free training, especially as mental health and wellbeing continue to be a major priority and concern for our community,” said Stephanie Kooistra, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial health educator and certified QPR trainer. “In the last 19 months, with challenges our community has faced, we want to help empower people with resources that can help them ask the right questions, persuade with compassion and get help that can save lives. The Question, Persuade, Refer training can make a real difference for our community by raising awareness and offering hope.”
For more information, please call 231.924.3073.