Salem Keizer's June City Council meeting featured an incredible presentation on ways to create suicide prevention in our communities from Dr. Satya Chandragiri. There are so many resources to help prevent suicide and create thriving communities; one of my key takeaways from this is that in order to accomplish this, we must all work together! Increasing education by providing mental health first aid (like Question, Persuade, & Refer classes) training to people in our communities is an important place to start, or should I say, keep up the good work.
For more information on QPR classes available in Oregon, visit https://www.linesforlife.org/qpr-trainings/. The trainings are available online and are free of charge.
To watch Dr. Chandragiri's presentation about suicide prevention in our community, please use the link below. The presentation begins about 30 minutes into the meeting.