Mid-Plains Community College and Region II Human Services are collaborating to offer a free suicide prevention training class on Monday, Feb. 19.

The class will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ogallala campus of MPCC.

The intent is for those who attend the class to feel more confident about what they can do to discourage someone from attempting suicide.

The “Question, Persuade and Refer” training is designed to help people better understand suicide – so that it is less frightening.

The class is not intended to be a form of counseling. It is intended to offer hope through positive action.

Dr. Brenda Peterson, CEO of Cervelle Consulting Services and a Bulletin columnist, will provide the training.

Pre-registration is required by calling the MPCC Ogallala campus at (308) 284-9830.