Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:41 PM by KXLF Media Center
Updated: Jan 6, 2013 5:45 PM
Every 17 minutes someone in the United States completes suicide, according to Janelle Pliley, chair of the Pintler Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Anaconda.
On Monday, Pintler Suicide Awareness and Prevention will hold suicide First Aid training at the Washoe Theatre. It will be a presentation called Question, Persuade, Refer.,"How would you respond to a depressed or suicidal loved one?"
The presentation will be given by Jill Wilson from Roundup, MT. Wilson's son, Kevin, completed suicide in 2009.
The training course on Monday will give people the tools to recognize the behaviors of a suicidal individual and teach you what steps you should take when you recognize these behaviors, according to Pliley.
Wilson said looking back her son Kevin displayed many suicidal behaviors. Wilson said she would have known if she'd had suicide First Aid training.
"With all the suicides and attempts that we have had around the holiday season we need to get more eyes and ears and hearts out there who understand how to do suicide First Aid and this is an awesome opportunity to do that," Pliley said.
The training is free and will begin at 4p.m. Monday at the Washoe Theatre in Anaconda.