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Events

Giving Tuesday


#
GivingTuesday
 is coming up on Tuesday, November 27th. This international day of giving is a great opportunity to give back to local organizations. Facebook will be matching donations made through their giving platform - dollar for dollar - up to $7 million! Facebook will also be covering transaction fees so 100% of your donation stays here in the community. Check out our Facebook page on the day of the event for your opportunity for your gift to make twice the impact!

13 Reasons Why Not - December 4th

Presented by Kalamazoo County Suicide Prevention Action Network.

On December 4th from 6 PM - 8 PM, Riley Juntti will be presenting "13 Reasons Why Not." Riley will be presenting at the Bronson Hospital Gilmore Auditorium, and tickets will be FREE.

Riley Juntti helped create "13 Reasons Why NOT", a counter to Netflix's show "13 Reasons Why", in which the lead character leaves behind tapes blaming 13 people for her suicide. Instead of placing blame, 13 students from Oxford High School started morning announcements to 1,800 fellow students by sharing an emotionally vulnerable place they had been through and thanking someone who had helped them out of it. Feedback was instant and national with over 100 major news organizations picking up the story.

Interested in going to the event? Reserve your FREE seat here!

Eat Drink Give

Save the date for Eat Drink Give 2019! This annual fundraising gala will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at The Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. More details to come.

Past Events

Kalamazoo County Suicide Prevention Action Network Coalition Launch - October 9th

The Kalamazoo County Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) invites you to learn more about the local county suicide problem and prevention plan. Register here.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided as advisory board members explain the goals and objectives behind the county suicide prevention plan.

SPAN is made up of agents of change who drive and monitor the Kalamazoo Suicide Prevention Plan across the county. Our goal is to end suicide in our community. Please join us, and find out how you can get involved in this coalition.

5:00 - 5:30 pm Registration & Refreshments

5:30 - 6:30 pm Presentation & Questions

Advisory board members will be avaiable after the presentation for further one-on-one questions.

safeTALK Training - October 25th & 26th

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone age 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. 

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

This training is typically offered for a fee of $30.00, but is being offered FREE of charge. 
Don't miss out on your chance to attend this training for FREE! Register here

QPR (Question, Persuade, & Refer) Training - October 31st & November 6th

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer is a training that focuses on teaching to people in the community to recognize someone at risk for suicide, be able to ask them the direct question, persuade them to get help, and refer them. Much like you learn the steps of CPR for someone in cardiac arrest, QPR are the steps for helping someone at risk for suicide. 

QPR training is usually offered at a fee of $10.00, but will be offered FREE of charge. 
Don't miss out on your opportunity to receive this training for FREE! Register here

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