Tuscaloosa-based suicide prevention organization the Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation is sponsoring a Suicide Prevention Training event this Saturday at Gateway Tuscaloosa.

The free training is in partnership with the Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resource Coalition. The QPR -- question, persuade, refer -- session will be held at Gateway Tuscaloosa located at 2614 University Boulevard E, Tuscaloosa, AL beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of The Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation, Inc.
Photo courtesy of The Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation, Inc.


The two-hour training is kid-friendly and helps equip people with the tools to intervene in a suicide crisis.

JacQuan D. Winters, Executive Director of The Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation, Inc., says the education is important for everyone, not just those who've had their lives impacted by suicide.

“Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. You can’t prevent suicide if you don’t know how to recognize the signs," Winters said.

"That’s why it’s important to learn what suicide looks like.”

“I wish knew the signs when my sister passed. She showed signs of suicide, but our family missed them because we didn’t know what to look for.”

For more event details and to register through Eventbrite, click here. 

(Source) A press release was sent to Townsquare Media from The Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation, Inc.  If you have any questions, email info@kristenamersonyouth.org.

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