Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Kentuckians ages 15-34. Across the country, a suicide attempt or death of a loved one affects some 775,000 family members. More females attempt suicide, but more males complete suicide
QPR, Question, Persuade, Refer, is a program for suicide prevention that can teach you how to save the life of a student, friend, colleague, family member or neighbor. Anyone who may come in contact with someone thinking of suicide is considered a gatekeeper. Gatekeeper classes teach suicidal warning signs, risk factors, how to question someone about suicidal intent, and how to get a person at risk to the help they need.
For more information you can reach Carolyn Burtner at 859-744-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make an effort to attend a workshop and become familiar with information that could help save a life.
Classes are Monday, Sept. 20, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Clark County Health Department; Thursday, Sept. 23, 1:30-4 p.m., Clark County Public Library; Tuesday, Sept. 28, 9:30-noon, Clark County Public Library; and Wednesday, Sept. 29, 5:30-8 p.m., Clark County Health Department.