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Free suicide prevention training Aug. 31

Free QPR suicide prevention training will be provided by Productive Alternatives at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m.

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Free QPR training will be in Perham on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. (Submitted)

Free QPR suicide prevention training will be provided by Productive Alternatives at St. Paul's Lutheran Church located at 500 6th Ave. NW in Perham on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m.

"QPR" stands for "Question, Persuade, Refer," which are the three steps taught in this training. QPR sessions are 90 minutes long, and their goals are to teach people to learn the warning signs of suicide the the skills needed to prevent it.

You can register for the free training sessions by contacting Productive Alternatives at 218-298-0083 or perham180@productivemn.org. You can also register on their website, productivemn.org/perham-180 .

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, reach out for help. You can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, text "MN" to 741741 or reach out to your county Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response Team. For Otter Tail, Wilkin and Clay counties, that number is 1-800-223-4512.

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