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Great Falls College-MSU hosts 'Suicide Prevention Day'

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Local organizations set up resource tables with additional information during the suicide prevention day. Local organizations set up resource tables with additional information during the suicide prevention day.
Attendees could also take a prevention training course called "Question-Persuade-Refer", or QPR. Attendees could also take a prevention training course called "Question-Persuade-Refer", or QPR.
GREAT FALLS -

On Wednesday, psychology students at Great Falls College-MSU hosted a 'Suicide Prevention Day' to shed light on the issue and offer helpful resources.

Montana has the highest suicide rate in the country, according to a representative from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. 

The class made posters about suicide prevention and awareness, while several organizations set up resource tables with additional information.

Psychology professor Elfie Neber says the day was about engaging with the community through discussions and speakers.

Attendees could also take a training course called "Question-Persuade-Refer," hosted by Mark Rosston, suicide prevention coordinator for the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services. 

Neber says the course taught people how to reach out to someone struggling with suicidal thoughts.  

"So what do you do, how do you handle that, how do you ask, and then when someone says, 'I really do want to die,' what do you do to help get them the help they need?" said Neber.

For more information, click here: http://dphhs.mt.gov/amdd/Suicide.aspx.

For the 2017 State Suicide Plan, click here.

PREVIOUSLY: Suicide Prevention Day at Great Falls College-MSU

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