Sunday, March 8
"Stop Teen Suicide" Workshop
Leader: Jeff Ackenback |
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
Faith Community UMC: 8230 Cox Road, West Chester, OH US 45069
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in ages 12-24, and for every completed suicide, there are 100-200 attempts.
To help identify and prevent suicide in teens, we are hosting a FREE "Stop Teen Suicide" workshop on Sunday evening, March 8 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. A casual dinner will be provided from 5:00 - 5:30 pm followed by the presentation from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The event is being sponsored by the Genesis Group from area Methodist churches.
The event will be presented by Envision Partnerships, a Hamilton-based non-profit regional organization whose mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to be healthy, happy, safe, and drug free. Part of this involves suicide prevention training in our schools and workplaces. In addition to Envision Partnerships, we will have staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital on hand to answer questions.
The workshop has been designed to appeal to youth leaders and their groups as well as individual parents and teens. Two different presentations will be given by Envision staff:
After the opening session, teens will go to a separate room where they will receive Lifelines training. This training will help empower teens to recognize pre-suicidal signals and then go to a trusted adult if they (or a friend) are in crisis.
While the teens receive their specialized training, adults will learn about a different program called QPR (Question – Persuade - Refer). Topics covered will include:
- The myths and facts of suicide
- The warning signs of suicide and contributing causes
- How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- Resources that are available to help someone in crisis
Registration is required to reserve a place. Please fill out the form below: