University of Central Oklahoma Hosts Summit for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a traumatic experience that, unfortunately, plagues not only adults, but teenagers as well. Becoming more aware of the possible motives of suicide, however, as well as determining the proper way to deal with someone who is suicidal can help prevent suicide cases.

To help educate the public with regards to suicide prevention, the University of Central Oklahoma will be hosting another summit that will tackle the subject of how to prevent suicide, particularly among youth. The summit will educate participants on how to identify the motives of suicide and what to do after observing a potential risk to suicide. It will also create awareness among the public and provide answers to questions concerning the issue.

There will be instructors at the summit who will provide information on the QPR technique, which is a way of questioning the thoughts of an individual about suicide, persuading the person not to commit suicide, and referring him or help to proper help.

The summit will be on Monday from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Center for Transformative Learning of UCO. Participants must be 18 years or older. There will be other scheduled summits in 2013, currently taking place on April 29th and August 5th of next year.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors


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