Westerly Hospital Offers Free Suicide Prevention Training

Friday, September 1, 2017
WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND, September 1, 2017 – In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, Westerly Hospital’s Robert Harrison, MD and Dawn Odom, RN will facilitate a 90-minute evidence-based QPR Suicide Prevention training on Tuesday, September 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce located at 1 Chamber Way (off Route 1) in Westerly.

The training is free and open to anyone.

Like CPR, QPR is a simple process anyone can be trained to use to help save the life of someone in crisis - question someone about suicidal thoughts, persuade them to seek help, and refer them for professional assistance.

Funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and sponsored by South County Health Bodies, Health Minds and the QPR Institute, the training is being offered in response to Washington County’s high suicide rate, the highest in Rhode Island.

For more information or to register, contact Dawn Odom at 401-348-3425 or [email protected].

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