Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training

Tuesday, January 23rd, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Collins Room
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Question, Persuade, and Refer: Three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help! Learn how to start the conversation.

Who should take QPR? ANYONE! Including parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, coaches, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, EMS personnel, and anyone who is in a place to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. Suicide touches all of us!

This training is presented by South Central CT Substance Abuse Council, with support from the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford.


Now Accepting Applications for Wallingford Poet Laureate

laurel wreathThe mission of Wallingford’s Poet Laureate Program is to communicate the value of poetry and use poetry as a means to inspire, inform, and entertain the community at large. The Poet Laureate of the Town of Wallingford serves as an ambassador of the community’s vibrant literary life – promoting its literary community and celebrating the written word.

To be considered, a nominee must be a poet and resident of Wallingford or employed in Wallingford, and available and willing to collaborate with other town poets to develop and present poetry-related activities that address the objectives of the laureate program.

Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

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