The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain put a face on a disturbing trend in this country: nationwide, suicide rates have increased almost 30 percent since 1999. This is a problem that affects every community and every segment of the population.
It is a myth that talking about suicide encourages it. Open communication may be the key to saving the life of a loved one, friend, neighbor, peer or co-worker.
The Mental Health Association in Greensboro will be offering free QPR suicide prevention classes to help people learn signs to help identify someone who might be having thoughts of suicide, and to help them to feel more confident in their ability to help someone considering suicide.
The free QPR Suicide Awareness Training will be offered on Friday, June 15th, 10:00am-12:00pm and again at 2:00pm-4:00pm. MHAG is waiving the fee and registration requirements for these classes. Class size is limited to 20, so the first 20 arriving will be allowed into each class. Classes will be held in the classroom at the Mental Health Association in Greensboro, 700 Walter Reed Drive, Greensboro, NC 27403. Free parking is available. Contact us for more information.