Building a Competent Community for Suicide Prevention

Help Save a Life!  The Building a Competent Community for Suicide Prevention program will give participants the skills and the courage to to intervene and prevent the tragedy of suicide. Presented as a program of Payne County Youth Services, the training is applicable to suicide risk to persons of all ages across the life span.

Did You Know? 

  • According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death for persons ages 10-34.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall and affects all ages, cultures and populations.
  • Oklahoma ranks 16th worst in the nation for death by suicide.
  • Suicide is the most preventable form of premature death.

Payne County Youth Services is stepping up to help with the Building a Competent Community for Suicide Prevention program and the Wilson Auto Family, Exchange Bank, Garden Party Florist, and OSU Wellness are stepping up to sponsor a community-wide training event on April 11.

There will be two times available to participate: 3:30p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. at the OSU Seretean Center.  The training is available free of charge and reservations are not required. This is suitable for 18 years and up. Participants will learn evidenced-based practices to help save lives!

For information call PCYS at 405-377-3380, go to our Facebook page, or our website at pcys.org.  

1 Comment on Building a Competent Community for Suicide Prevention

  1. Being a 3 time survivor overdoes, 3 days in ICU, cutting wrists, head on into a tree) apparently if you have to suck at something this would be a good one to…… I think this is an awesome idea!!! Would love to share my stories! I plan on being at this workshop!!!!

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