New Alternatives to Suicide group & more suicide resources
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month--more important than ever in a time when mental illness is so prevalent--TNP is pleased to share:
an important NEW regional resource from Positive Directions
the 2022 updated Regional Suicide Resources document
updated Mental Health & Suicide Crisis flyer listing national and state hotlines
upcoming FREE QPR suicide prevention trainings for parents, teens, and the general public.
Please take the time this month to post and share these resources, take a training, and make sure to check in on your friends and colleagues!
New Free Alternatives to Suicide Support Group:
Positive Directions-The Center for Prevention & Counseling is pleased to bring the "Alternatives to Suicide" support group model to Fairfield County to fill an important gap: in-person, non-clinical support for people in an emotional crisis that does not involve hospitalization!
Thanks to funding from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, we are able to offer this group for free. It will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm starting October 4th. You can download the "Alt2Su" flyer at the bottom of this post.
2022 updated regional Suicide Crisis Resources flyer:
Please post this on websites and bulletin boards and share on social media. You can download the file at the bottom of this post.
Updated crisis hotlines flyer in English and Spanish:
Please post these on websites and bulletin boards and share on social media! You can download a PDF containing both flyers at the bottom of this post.
Free Upcoming "Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Trainings:
TNP's 2021 Norwalk Youth Survey showed that 13% of Norwalk students in 7th through 12th grade seriously considered committing suicide and more than 6% made an attempt in the past year. Moreover, 30% of Norwalk adults reported depression in our 2021 community survey. (Data here.) This is exactly why everyone should be trained in suicide prevention!
QPR Training Specifically for Parents & Guardians:
Parents and guardians, this free Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) training is aimed at you specifically, to help you recognize emotional crisis and feel prepared to support your kids. RSVP at thehubct.org/events
QPR Training for Norwalk Youth:
TNP's QPR Training, 9/28 - offered monthly online:
Positive Directions, one of The Norwalk Partnership's lead organizations, offers a free Question-Persuade-Refer training online every month in the evening. Our partners at The Hub offer the same training twice a month during the workday. In other words, there are multiple opportunities every month to get trained! Don't miss these opportunities. RSVP to positivedirections.org/events for the next online training, on 9/28 at 6pm.
Download the PDFs of the resource flyers below: