CPD Hosting a Suicide Prevention Class Free to the Public

The Chambersburg Police Department and the Chiefs Advisory Committee are hosting a free suicide prevention class open to the public. No registration required. 

Date: Thursday, May 19th

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Location: Chambersburg Borough Rec Center

                  235 South 3rd St, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Title: QPR- for Life

Description: QPR- Question, Persuade and Refer is an educational awareness program and a nationally recognized suicide prevention strategy that provides practical guidance in listening and responding to individuals who may want to end their lives. As CPR is for the heart, QPR is for the mind.

You will be trained to recognize suicide warning signs, ways to initiate conversations, and methods of providing help and hope to individuals, whether they are part of your family, friends, or community.

QPR training, also known as gatekeeper training, teaches people without professional mental health backgrounds to recognize the signs that someone may be considering suicide, establish a dialogue, and guide the person to seek professional help.

The training is highly interactive and focuses on dispelling myths about mental health issues.

Instructor- Pat Cambri

Instructor Bio: Pat is a resident of Franklin County and has worked in PA social services for her career. She has experience in children's services, substance abuse, juvenile probation, mental health, counseling, training, pre-school, and education at the elementary, middle, secondary, and collegiate levels.  Her degrees are a BSW and an MS. Pat is on the staff of OSI as a Program Specialist working with adults. She also freelances in consulting and mental health training. Pat is on the Chambersburg Police Chief's Advisory Board and the Mental Health Association of Franklin/Fulton County's Suicide Prevention Committee.

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