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 The Suicide Prevention Center's (SPC) mission is to raise awareness of education and training on suicide prevention, and offering free support services to those affected by a suicide death.  In the U.S. we lose over 38,000 people to suicide each year.  It's a leading cause of death for youth aged 15-24.  There are an estimated 1 million attempts each year; and for every suicide death, there are six suicide loss survivors faced with the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one.  The SPC offers:   
 

Educational Trainings

• General suicide prevention presentations tailored to the audience with relevant and current information 

• Nationally recognized trainings including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and QPR designed to teach adults life saving skills 
• Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention program delivered to area middle and high schools by certified trainers 
 

Support Services for Suicide Loss Survivors

 

After Suicide Support Group

Grieving a suicide loss? You are not alone. The After Suicide Support Group is a place to connect and share with others who are coping with the sudden loss of a loved one.  The group meets once a month at United Health Services.  Click on the Programs link for more information. 


Local Outreach to Survivors of a Suicide Loss
The local outreach team is available to meet with survivors in the days and weeks following the death of a loved one to suicide to provide support and information on local resources.  Call 400-9111 or 247-6047 ext. 120 to learn more about this unique program.  

  
It's not too late to register for Race to Save Lives on November 8. Support local efforts to prevent suicide.  5K Walk/Run & 10K Run at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center! 



 


 



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