On this week's episode, co-hosts Matt Gleason and Kristy Sturgill talk with Stephanie Cherry and Angie Almond. Stephanie and Angie are two of the most dedicated suicide prevention advocates in Oklahoma. They both live in Piedmont, Oklahoma, which has had an average of five suicide incidents, attempts and deaths by suicide per year for the past four years. One suicide is too many.
Together they talk about why they asked Mental Health Association Oklahoma to host two QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) trainings this year in Piedmont.
QPR is appropriate for anyone 18 or older who would like to learn how they can offer hope and play a role in suicide prevention.
If you are concerned about someone having thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-272-TALK (8255)
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