Suicide Prevention Coalition to host clergy summit Aug. 13

The Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting a free day of learning for spiritual leaders in our community with a clergy summit on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Every 14 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide. What if that someone was a member of your congregation?

The Kenosha County Suicide Prevention, lead agency Kenosha County Division of Health, wants to take this opportunity to start a conversation with the spiritual leaders in our community about suicide prevention.

Suicide takes more lives than any other form of injury according to a study from the West Virginia University School of Public Health and Injury Control Research Center. This study highlights the need to expand our knowledge of risk factors and resources in our community so we can strengthen prevention efforts. Clergy Summit attendees will participate in:

  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training.
  • In Our Own Voice education program.
  • Stigma reduction.
  • Small group discussions.
  • Panel Discussion.
  • Survivor of Suicide presentation.

This summit is designed to increase the proportion of spiritual leaders in our community who have received training in identification of and response to suicide risk. Each participant will leave with resources that are available in our community.

To learn more about attending the Clergy Summit or the Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Coalition meetings visit


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