DID YOU KNOW SUICIDE HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC?
Did you know that there have been multiple suicides by the Monastery gate in the last four years? People who are not from the valley drive here to commit suicide. Did you know that the Sheriff’s Department responds to at least 7 suicide attempts each day? If you average the suicides across the county, there is at least one suicide in Weber County a day! Did you know that there have been 6 suicides within the Ogden Valley Community within the last couple of weeks? There were three suicides in one day in the Ogden Valley. Suicide has become an epidemic and we would like to do something about it. This program basically lets you know what to look for and how to talk to someone who is having suicidal thoughts.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training for Suicide Prevention
Weber County Sheriff’s Office joined with Huntsville Town to schedule a
Suicide Prevention Training for February 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
At the Ogden Valley Library Auditorium Room
Please plan to join us, see you there!
As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent a suicide, you will find that QPR is designed to help you save a life. QPR consists of these three skills:
§ Question-----a person about suicide
§ Persuade-----someone to get help, and
§ Refer----------someone to the appropriate resource
QPR is not a form of counseling or treatment. Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.
Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are learned. As with CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the use of QPR may save a life.
Suicidal thoughts are common. Suicide threats and attempts are less common, but much more frequent then most people realize. Suicide is the most common psychiatric emergency and a leading cause of death in America and around the world.
This means that the need for QPR knowledge also is common. If you are a middle aged or older adult, you probably know someone who has made a suicide attempt. You may even know someone who died by suicide, and it is very likely you know someone who has thought, or is thinking, about suicide.
If you are a professional caregiver, police officer, fireman, minister, priest, rabbi, school nurse, coach, teacher, youth leader, paramedic, high school counselor, case manager, volunteer or paid staff in any of a hundred different kinds of human service organizations, you very likely have had firsthand contact with suicidal people. We can all become gatekeepers.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE HUNTSVILLE
PLANNING COMMISSION, MARCH 15th, 2017
Publ Public Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of Huntsville, Weber County, County, Utah, will hold a Public Hearing on March 15th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Huntsville Town, located at 7309 E. 200 S.