Wichita State University to Present Free Suicide Prevention Training Suspenders4Hope

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita State University (WSU) presents Suspenders4Hope Suicide Prevention Training on Thursday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at Phoenix Gym, 145 N Wabash in Wichita.

Dr. Jessica Provines, Wichita State Assistant Vice President for Wellness and Chief Psychologist, will lead the free training.

It will be open to all addiction treatment counsellors, providers and community members.

According to WSU Strategic Communications, suicide and addiction are inextricably linked, and research informs the best ways to help in times of suicidal crisis. Asking direct questions and sharing concerns, staying close and offering resources can all make a positive difference.

Suspenders4Hope suicide prevention training will empower participants to contribute to a culture that supports mental health and promotes well-being.

Many people struggle with suicidal thoughts and moments of suicidal crisis, according to WSU Strategic Communications. They say, however, that more than 99.5% of people also recover from suicide.

When equipped with the right information, WSU Strategic Communication says many people can have the opportunity to help themselves, their friends, family members and co-workers through mental health issues.

WSU Strategic Communications says that for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, the materials provided in the training can help make sense of the loss and promote healing in a space of acceptance.

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