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Yes, There is Something You can Say to Help Prevent Suicide: A Two-Hour Suicide Prevention Training

Thursday, November 21, 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Emanuel, 51 Grape St., Denver (use Forest Street entrance)

Have you ever worried that a friend or loved one might be suicidal, but didn’t know what to say? 


We can all save lives.  Like CPR, there are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide through QPR:  Question. Persuade. Refer.  QPR is practical and proven suicide prevention training that teaches the life-saving skills of: Questioning a person about suicide, Persuading the person to get help, and Referring the person to the appropriate resource.  


Havurah B’kavod Jose Diaz will co-host a two hour session with a certified trainer at Temple Emanuel on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7:00PM – 9:00.  This session will provide hands-on, professional training on how to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of someone in trouble; learn what to do and say; and, then practice these skills. This training is a project of Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, designed to address the reality that 74% of Colorado’s firearm fatalities are suicides.


There is no cost, but registration is required. Please RSVP to Howard Tishler at


Attendance limited to 30, participants should use the Forest St. entrance


Training provided by Carolyn Swenson, MSPH, MSN, RN


With master’s degrees in nursing and public health, Carolyn has worked in many areas of healthcare in the U.S. and internationally.  She currently teaches health professionals about substance abuse prevention and motivational interviewing and does volunteer work on suicide prevention, tobacco cessation and unaccompanied migrant children.



Co-Sponsored by B’nai Havurah and Temple Emanuel.


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