Free suicide prevention training offered

The Health District offers free suicide prevention training. The hour-long training is held twice monthly on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon at the Health District offices, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins.

Called QPR Training, this suicide prevention training teaches participants how to question people about suicide, persuade them to accept professional help, and refer them to community resources. Key subjects covered include:

  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

Evening trainings are held Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Upcoming dates:

  • June 19
  • August 21
  • October 16
  • December 4

Afternoon trainings are held Wednesdays, noon -1 p.m. Upcoming dates:

  • July 25
  • September 19
  • November 14

There is no cost, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Emily Leetham at eleetham@healthdistrict.org or 970-494-4370. Light snacks will be provided.