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August 28, 2013

Free suicide prevention training offered

McALESTER — A free monthly training on suicide prevention for the general public will begin Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kiamichi Technology Center, according to Rob Perryman of KiBois Community Action Foundation.

The classes will be held monthly on the second Monday of each month.

The program is sponsored by KiBois, Pittsburg County Local Service Coalition and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Perryman said.

“It’s a QPR training, Perryman said.

 “ Its an acronym for Question Persuade and Refer.”

He said the one hour class will teach how recognize the signs of a person who could be having trouble coping. “The students will be taught how to direct this person to help available within the community,” Perryman said.

He said trainings can also be made available for organizations .

Those attending must be 18 or older and seating is limited.

For more information contact Perryman at 918-423-3525 or email

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