Mid-Plains Community College is offering a series of workshops designed to help save lives.
MPCC received a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska about a year ago enabling the college to provide free Suicide Prevention Training to its employees and communities within its 18-county service area.
That training is now being rolled out to the public. The schedule is as follows:
- March 21 – 11 a.m., Broken Bow Community Campus
- March 21– 5:30 p.m., Valentine Community Campus
- April 9 – 6 p.m., Imperial Community Campus
The Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training takes about 1.5 hours to complete. Its intent is to help participants understand how to talk about suicide, identify the signs of suicidal thoughts and feel more comfortable engaging with someone who may be thinking about suicide.
Although there is no cost to attend the trainings, pre-registration is required. Those interested can call the MPCC Business and Community Education department at (308) 345-8122 to sign up.